Towards microwave and millimter wave biosensors

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Authors

  • N. Klein
  • T. H. Basey-Fisher
  • W. J. Otter
  • N. Guerra
  • C. Triulzi
  • A. Gregory
  • S. Lucyscyn

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Department of Materials
  • South Kensington Campus
  • Centre of Terahertz Science and Engineering
  • Imperial College London
  • Department of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering
  • South Kensington Campus

Abstract

Bio-sensing by electromagnetic waves from GHz towards THz frequencies, although not yet established as a common method for biomedical applications, offers challenging opportunities, which are complementary to the established optical methods, often based on plasmonic waves and resonances. The longer wavelength - in comparison to visible and IR provides a disadvantage in terms of the smallest possible interaction volume, which can be partially overcome by evanescent field methods. However, the high absorption of micro- and millimetre waves by liquid water, which is the most abundant component of biological substances, provides a unique observation window, which is substantially different and therefore complementary to the other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Kharkov Symposium on Physics and Engineering of Microwaves, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves, MSMW 2013
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2013
Event2013 International Kharkov Symposium on Physics and Engineering of Microwaves, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves, MSMW 2013 - Kharkov, Ukraine
Duration: 23 Jun 201328 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 International Kharkov Symposium on Physics and Engineering of Microwaves, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves, MSMW 2013

Conference

Conference2013 International Kharkov Symposium on Physics and Engineering of Microwaves, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves, MSMW 2013
CountryUkraine
CityKharkov
Period23/06/1328/06/13

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