Medindia

X

Public Spaces Safer With New Terahertz Radiation Device

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  November 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
A compact terahertz radiation source was recently created by researchers and could help make public spaces safer than ever. It could help detect explosives, chemical agents and dangerous biological substances from safe distances.
 Public Spaces Safer With New Terahertz Radiation Device
Public Spaces Safer With New Terahertz Radiation Device
Advertisement

The current terahertz sources are large, multi-component systems that sometimes require complex vacuum systems, external pump lasers, and even cryogenic cooling. The unwieldy devices are heavy, expensive, and hard to transport, operate, and maintain.

Advertisement
Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, said that a single-component solution capable of room temperature and widely tunable operation was highly desirable to enable next generation terahertz systems.

The device has applications in medical and deep space imaging as well as security screening.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like