Closing the terahertz gap
The challenge: Uncovering the mysteries of the “terahertz gap,” a select and elusive band of wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum
The solution: The NEAR-Lab (Northwest Electromagnetics and Acoustics Research Laboratory) is where researchers can model and analyze electromagnetic and acoustic wave phenomena.
Why it matters: With potential applications in security, non-destructive evaluation, and biomedical imaging, this research can improve techniques to detect the chemical signature of improvised explosives, investigate pharmaceuticals, and potentially detect skin cancer.
Where it matters: Anywhere high-tech sleuthing is critical — from medicine to finding security threats.