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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.

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