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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Current solutions in terms of coherent sources of T-rays either require cryogenic temperatures or are relatively bulky equipments based on optically-pumped materials.
T-rays can be focused harmlessly below into the body and capture biochemical signatures of events like the start of cancer.
A new way to create electromagnetie Terahertz (THz) waves or T-rays developed in research in Singapore and London could make better medical scanners.
After several rises and falls of enthusiasm in terahertz domain during many decades [1], it seems that at last the T-rays research and technology has found the real boost during last 10 years.
The T-rays are low levels of energy that can pass through smoke, clouds, and some solid materials such as clothing.
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.
T-rays are a form of low-level energy naturally emitted from all materials, including rocks, plants and people.
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.