12 January 2018 Detection of Ionic liquid using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy
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Proceedings Volume 10623, 2017 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: IRMMW-THz Technologies and Applications; 106230J (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2295204
Event: International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology 2017, 2017, Beijing, China
Terahertz (THz, THz+1012Hz) spectroscopy is a far-infrared analytical technology with spectral bands locating between microware and infrared ranges. Being of excellent transmission, non-destruction and high discrimination, this technology has been applied in various fields such as physics, chemistry, nondestructive detection, communication, biomedicine public security. Terahertz spectrum is corresponding with vibration and rotation of liquid molecules, which is suitable to identify and study the liquid molecular dynamics. It is as a powerful spectral detection technology, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy is widely used in solution detection. can enable us to extract the material parameters or dielectric spectrum that show material micro-structure and dynamics by measuring amplitude and phase from coherent terahertz pulses. Ionic liquid exists in most biological tissues, and it is very important for life. It has recently been suggested that near-fired terahertz ionic contrast microscopy can be employed to image subtle changes in ionic concentrations arising from neuronal activity. In this paper, we detected Ionic liquid with different concentrations at room temperature by THz-TDS technique in the range of 0.2-1.5 THz. The liquid cell with a thickness of 0.2mm is made of quartz. The absorption coefficient, refractive index and dielectric function of solutions can be extracted based on THz-TDS. We use an expanded model for fitting the dielectric function based on a combination of a Debye relation for the anions and cations. We find A linear increase of the real and imaginary part of the dielectric function compared with pure water with increasing ion concentrations. A good agreement between the model and the experimental results is obtained. By means of dielectric relaxation process, it was found that the characteristic time of molecular movement and the information related to the liquid molecular structure and movement was obtained.
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Cuicui Wang, Cuicui Wang, Xiaojing Zhao, Xiaojing Zhao, Shangjian Liu, Shangjian Liu, Jian Zuo, Jian Zuo, Cunlin Zhang, Cunlin Zhang, "Detection of Ionic liquid using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 10623, 2017 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: IRMMW-THz Technologies and Applications, 106230J (12 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2295204; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2295204

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