Accession Number:

ADB328711

Title:

Science and Technology of Chemicals and Biological Sensing at Terahertz Frequencies

Descriptive Note:

Final progress rept. 1 Jun 2001-30 Nov 2006

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2007-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This research program is aimed to discover and understand the fundamental physical principles governing the interaction of biological molecules with electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz region of the spectrum. In addition, a critical focus is to develop the technology needed to study these interactions and to apply this technology to the design and realization of instrumentation for detecting and identifying biological molecules and their agents. Achieving these objectives is a vital concern for both military and civilian authorities as they address the potential threat of biological and chemical warfare. It is the aim of this program to develop the science and technology needed to meet these goals.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE