Coherent THz Spectrometry in Chemistry and Biology

Terahertz radiation is defined by the frequency range of 0.1 to 10 THz (1 THz equals 1 trillion cycles per second) and interest in its application to the medical, pharmaceutical and biological sciences has grown in the last decade.

QMUL Antennas and EM group's work in this domain is aiming to explore the response of chemical systems to THz radiation, especially at high intensities, with the hope of permanently influencing these materials, as an example. By exposing certain chemical materials to high intensity THz radiation, we hope to influence the design and synthesis of such materials, thereby enhancing the synthetic chemist’s toolkit. In recognition of the Antennas Group's achievements in this domain, QMUL has been able to support the research group through the College Infrastructure Fund (CIF), with an investment of £1m for the refurbishment of the Antenna Measurement Laboratory and the establishment of a new Terahertz Laboratory, completed in early 2011. This Laboratory is one of the most comprehensive antenna measurement facilities in a European University.


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Internal and External Collaborating Investigators working in the Domain

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