terahertz radiation

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terahertz radiation

n.
Electromagnetic radiation with waves of frequencies ranging from 0.3 × 1012 to 3 × 1012 hertz and of wavelengths ranging from 0.1 to 1 millimeter of potential use in detection, imaging, and communications technologies. Also called submillimeter radiation.
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T-rays can be focused harmlessly below into the body and capture biochemical signatures of events like the start of cancer.
Unlike microwaves and X-rays, scientists didn't know until very recently how to make terahertz radiation, also known as T-rays, explains Daniel Mittleman, an electrical engineer at Rice University in Houston.
Then, it collects the T-rays and processes them to form images that reveal concealed objects hidden under a person's clothing.
Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, along with collaborators in Turkey and Japan, have created a compact device that could lead to portable, battery-operated sources of T-rays, or terahertz radiation.
The Navy is also interested in ultraviolet and terahertz light, or T-rays, which the FEL can produce at world-record powers.
The scanners use the little-known T-rays - terahertz radiation - to penetrate clothing and identify hidden explosives like those used by the London suicide bombers including Mohammad Sidique Khan.
The book also covers multimedia messaging, T-rays, space-based Internet access, WLANs and the leading mobile OS platforms, www.
T-rays are electromagnetic waves with a wavelength shorter than microwave but longer than infrared.
London, Jan 21 ( ANI ): Biomedical detective devices similar to the 'tricorder' scanner used in 'Star Trek' may be possible someday, say scientists who have developed a new way to create electromagnetic Terahertz (THz) waves or T-rays - the technology behind full-body security scanners.
T-rays are based on the terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum, which is defined by frequencies from 0.
T-Rays offer a highly accurate, safe and rapid way of conducting material inspection, moisture sensing, spectroscopy and imaging.