In this paper, a novel method for externally activating a pharmaceutical drug capsule by use of split-ring resonators (SRR) is introduced. To this end, the effect of the orientation of the SRRs on the ability to activate the capsules is examined. A coplanar waveguide is used to excite an identical pair of SRRs fabricated on a substrate, representing an enlarged lid for a pharmaceutical drug capsule. Orientations where the electric field component of a quasi-TEM wave lies across the gap of the SRRs provides the largest response. The optimal case is when the electric field component lies across the gap simultaneously with the magnetic field component normal to the SRRs. Furthermore, an analysis of the optimal conductivity and relative permittivity for enhanced temperature rise in the lid is performed. Conductivity of 0.09 S/m and relative permittivity of 12 shows the highest temperature rise.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of European Microwave Conference 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||European Microwave Conference 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 29 Oct 2012 → 1 Nov 2012
|Conference||European Microwave Conference 2012|
|Period||29/10/2012 → 01/11/2012|
Jónasson, S. Þ., Jensen, B. S., & Johansen, T. K. (2012). Study of split-ring resonators for use on a pharmaceutical drug capsule for microwave activated drug release. In Proceedings of European Microwave Conference 2012