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Better emitters, enhanced optics, superior detectors: advancing terahertz science and technology for applications in medicine, agriculture, industry and national security [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0984200]

Researchers Prof RA Lewis; Dr J Horvat; Dr W Xu

Brief description We will start with a new fundamental study of the interaction of light and matter to explicate the phenomena of the emission, transmission and detection of terahertz electromagnetic radiation. Using our increased understanding of terahertz science, we will then engineer better terahertz sources, optics, and sensors. Better terahertz technology will open up new applications in medical diagnosis, especially dermatology; industrial productivity, such as quality control; and the detection of contraband, including illicit drugs and explosives. In maintaining good health, transforming industries and safeguarding Australia, advanced terahertz systems will bring the nation health, economic and security benefits.

Funding Amount $300,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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