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Title: Terahertz imaging devices and systems, and related methods, for detection of materials

Abstract

Terahertz imaging devices may comprise a focal plane array including a substrate and a plurality of resonance elements. The plurality of resonance elements may comprise a conductive material coupled to the substrate. Each resonance element of the plurality of resonance elements may be configured to resonate and produce an output signal responsive to incident radiation having a frequency between about a 0.1 THz and 4 THz range. A method of detecting a hazardous material may comprise receiving incident radiation by a focal plane array having a plurality of discrete pixels including a resonance element configured to absorb the incident radiation at a resonant frequency in the THz, generating an output signal from each of the discrete pixels, and determining a presence of a hazardous material by interpreting spectral information from the output signal.

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Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1332266
Patent Number(s):
9,494,464
Application Number:
13/771,871
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Kotter, Dale K. Terahertz imaging devices and systems, and related methods, for detection of materials. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Kotter, Dale K. Terahertz imaging devices and systems, and related methods, for detection of materials. United States.
Kotter, Dale K. Tue . "Terahertz imaging devices and systems, and related methods, for detection of materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1332266.
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