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Convergence of Terahertz Sciences in Biomedical Systems

Park, G.-S., Kim, Y.H., Han, H., Han, J.K., Ahn, J., Son, J.-H., Park, W.-Y., Jeong, Y.U. (Eds.)

2013, XIII, 435 p. 269 illus., 213 illus. in color.

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  • Multidisciplinary book with contributions from physics, optics, medical engineering, electrical engineering, signal processing, medical science and medical imagings
  • Written by leaders in the field of THz-Bio Application Systems

Recent technological breakthrough in the field of Terahertz radiation has triggered new applications in biology and biomedicine. Particularly, biological applications are based on the specific spectroscopic fingerprints of biological matter in this spectral region. Historically with the discovery of new electromagnetic wave spectrum, we have always discovered new medical diagnostic imaging systems. The use of terahertz wave was not realized due to the absence of useful terahertz sources. Now after successful generation of THz waves, it is reported that a great potential for THz wave exists for its resonance with bio-molecules.

There are many challenging issues such as development of THz passive and active instrumentations, understanding of THz-Bio interaction for THz spectroscopy, THz-Bio nonlinear phenomena and safety guideline, and THz imaging systems. Eventually the deeper understanding of THz-Bio interaction and novel THz systems enable us to develop powerful THz biomedical imaging systems which can contribute to biomedical industry.

This is a truly interdisciplinary field and convergence technology where the communication between different disciplines is the most challenging issue for the success of the great works. One of the first steps to promote the communications in this convergence technology would be teaching the basics of these different fields to the researchers in a plain language with the help of Convergence of Terahertz Science in Biomedical Systems which is considered to be 3-4th year college students or beginning level of graduate students. Therefore, this type of book can be used by many people who want to enter or understand this field. Even more it can be used for teaching in universities or research institutions.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biomedical Systems - Instrumentations - Medical Imaging - THz biomedical systems reviewed - THz spectroscopy - THz-Bio Application Systems - Terahertz Waves - Terahertz Clinical Imaging - Terahertz Instrumentation - Terahertz Science - Terahertz-Bio Interaction

Related subjects » Biomedical Engineering - Biomedical Sciences - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Optics & Lasers

Table of contents 

Part 1 Terahertz Instrumentations.

Principle of Terahertz radiation using electron beams; Gun-Sik Park, Young-Min Shin, Eunmi Choi

Principle of Terahertz Free Electron Laser; Young Uk Jeong, Seong Hee Park and Kitae Lee

Principle of linear accelerator based fs-THz generation and its application; Jaehun Park

Electron Beam Sources based on carbon nanotube for THz applications; Yong Hyup Kim, Tae June Kang, Wal Jun Kim, Eui Yun Jang, Jeong Seok Lee

THz generation and propagation using femtosecond laser; Tae-In Jeon

Recent advances in solid-state electronic terahertz systems; Jae-Sung Rieh, Dong-Hyun Kim, Kyungmin Kim, and Hyunchul Kim

Nanofabrication Techniques and Their Applications to Terahertz Science and Technology; Changsoon Kim, Hwi Kim

Sub-single cycle pulses of electromagnetic radiation; Jaewook Ahn, Minwoo Yi

Resonant Antennas on Semi-infinite and Lens Substrates at Terahertz Frequency; Ikmo Park, Truong Khang Nguyen

Principle of Superlens; Kyoungsik Kim

Effective Material Parameter Retrieval for Terahertz Metamaterials; Bumki Min, Teun-Teun Kim, Muhan Choi, Yushin Kim

Ultrabroadband Terahertz Spectroscopy; Hyunyong Choi, Inhee Maeng, Jae-Seok Kim


Part 2 Terahertz-Bio Interaction

Terahertz Pulse Near-Field Microscopes; Haewook Han,Kiwon Moon, Meehyun Lim, Youngwoong Do

Optical Imaging and Control of Neurons; Yoon-Kyu Song

Genome-wide analysis of THz-Bio Interaction; Woong-Yang Park,Kyu-Tae Kim

Structure and Function of Skin: The Application of THz Radiation in Dermatology; Oh Sang Kwon, Seong Jin Jo

Science of Water at Nanoscale; Wonho Jhe, Sung-Jin Chang

Molecular modeling of biomolecules; Chaok Seok

Emotion; Sukwoo Choi


Part 3 Terahertz Clinical Imaging

Imaging Biomarker; Joo-Hiuk Son, Hyuck Jae Choi

Terahertz Medical Imaging; Joon Koo Han

Principles of Tomography Imaging: From X-ray CT, MRI to THz Tomography; Chang-Beom Ahn and Hochong Park

Introduction to quantum sensors in cryogenic particle detection; Yong-Hamb Kim, Sun Kee Kim

Intravital Microscopy for THz-Bio Analysis; Pilhan Kim

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