15 October 2012 Probing biological systems with terahertz spectroscopy
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Terahertz spectroscopy is able to probe several aspects of biological systems. Most well known is its sensitivity to water due to the strong water absorptions at terahertz frequencies. However an increasing number of studies have shown that it is not just water content that terahertz is sensitive to and that other factors such as tissue structure, molecular arrangement or even temperature can also affect the signal. Examples ranging from breast cancer spectroscopy to antibody protein spectroscopy will be presented and discussed.
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Emma Pickwell-MacPherson, Yiwen Sun, Edward P. J. Parrott, "Probing biological systems with terahertz spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 8496, Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications III, 84960R (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928185; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.928185
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