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Probing biological systems with terahertz spectroscopy
Author(s): Emma Pickwell-MacPherson; Yiwen Sun; Edward P. J. Parrott
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Paper Abstract

Terahertz spectroscopy is able to probe several aspects of biological systems. Most well known is its sensitivity to water due to the strong water absorptions at terahertz frequencies. However an increasing number of studies have shown that it is not just water content that terahertz is sensitive to and that other factors such as tissue structure, molecular arrangement or even temperature can also affect the signal. Examples ranging from breast cancer spectroscopy to antibody protein spectroscopy will be presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8496, Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications III, 84960R (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928185
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Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China)
The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
Yiwen Sun, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Edward P. J. Parrott, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8496:
Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications III
Manijeh Razeghi; Alexei N. Baranov; Henry O. Everitt; John M. Zavada; Tariq Manzur, Editor(s)

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