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Introduction to Terahertz Workshop: What is terahertz, and what can it do for you?

What is terahertz, and what can it do for you?

You've probably heard the term 'terahertz', but do you know what it is, and how it works? Have you wondered whether you could use it in your work? If so, this introductory workshop at NPL may be able to shed some light. We held our first terahertz workshop in late 2009, and due to its popularity we are planning to run it again.

In the morning session there will be introductory talks by NPL scientists explaining the basics of terahertz techniques and systems, and examples of a wide variety of applications. In the afternoon session invited speakers will look at terahertz in relation to biological systems, and industry applications. The day will conclude with lab tours – and we invite all attendees to bring along an artefact or material that you would like investigated using NPL's terahertz facilities.

Who should attend?

This event is an introductory workshop and as such is open to anyone who would like to find out about terahertz, and its applications. The workshop will be particularly useful to you if you are new to terahertz, and would like to learn more about whether this technique could be applied to your area of work.

Benefits of attending

  • Learn the basics of terahertz
  • Talk to terahertz experts
  • Learn whether terahertz can be applied to your work
  • See practical demonstrations of terahertz technology
  • Find out what terahertz' limitations are
  • Take a tour around NPL's terahertz and microwave labs
  • Have your own artefact investigated with terahertz!

Terahertz applications

  • Semiconductors
  • Thin conductive films and metamaterials
  • Polymers
  • Molecular polymorphs
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Proteins, large biomolecules
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Moisture measurement
  • Materials science
  • Imaging and tomography

Click here to view the programme and presentations from the December 2009 workshop


For further information, or to register your interest in this event, please e-mail

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2011
Created: 11 Jan 2011


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