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Enhancing Australia's Terahertz Infrastructure

Project Member(s): Dowd, A., Zhu, J., Wang, G.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Infrastructure)

Start year: 2006

Summary: Anthrax, explosives, water, cancer all have characteristic signatures in the terahertz (THz) part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Security, defence, agriculture, medicine are a few of the fields where THz science and technology are booming. THz developments offer enhanced national security, prosperity and quality of life. Australia has active researchers in THz concentrated at several centres across the country, but they are hampered by their work by lack of access to state-of-the art experimental equipment. This project will provide that equipment and ensure the nation remains internationally competitive in this rapidly-developing field.

FOR Codes: Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified, Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified, Scientific instrumentation, Other Electronic Engineering, Other, Integrated systems, Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified, Scientific Instruments