Our hard-working applications scientist, Dr. David Daughton, has spoken to numerous live and online audiences on the topic of CW-THz materials characterization, including papers presented at the APS conference and the American Chemical Society, as well as talks on Laboratorytalk and Materials Today.
Our press announcement in April about Lake Shore’s selection for an Air Force STTR grant in support of this project also received widespread attention.
As a reminder, the THz materials characterization system uses non-destructive, non-contact CW terahertz energy to measure important phenomena in emerging electronic, magnetic, and chemical materials such as:
- Carrier scattering time in semiconductors (important to development of high speed electronics, THz sensors, and solar photovoltaics)
- Vibrational resonances in molecular solids (important to chemical identification and research in organic electronic and magnetic materials)
- Antiferromagnetic resonances (important to spin-based computing)
THz-frequency characterization is of particular interest to researchers because a number of important electronic and magnetic phenomena align with THz energy levels, and THz wavelengths correspond to the feature sizes of development-grade electronic materials. THz characterization has historically been available only to a few well-funded and optics-savvy institutions. Lake Shore’s announcement of a commercially-viable turnkey THz materials characterization system is capturing the attention those in pursuit of future high-speed computing, storage, imaging and communications applications. Production systems are expected to be available in early 2014.
Follow our progress here, or on the Lake Shore blog.