Terahertz Chips a New Way of Seeing through MatterChips a New Way of Seeing through Matter

How often a day passes with no technological news and no discovery to ease our lives? Hardly a day in this digital era. There have been recent reports from the famous researchers of Princeton University that now they have designed microchips which are capable of transmitting as well as receiving the terahertz waves. Well, it is surely has created a wave among the other scientists as well.


The terahertz wave is a particular wave, which lasts one millionth of a millionth of a second. It has some unique features as well which will surely blow your mind when you come to know about them. It can penetrate the non-conductive materials which is quite beneficial for the medical purposes as well as when it comes to the security measures in airport like screening and all. The wave is often considered, difficult to use; as it requires a huge amount of terahertz generators and lasers.


The researchers have designed a unique and most probably a game changing chip of the era. With the collaboration of hard work from the researchers in Princeton University, the terahertz make an interaction with the chip which ultimately leads to a different magnetic field. The rest is then done by the researchers. They deduce the patterns formed by the waves, which help them to conclude. When innovation and thinking out of the box are the keys to define things now, then the scientists also follow the same path. They have now been successful in formulating huge amount of terahertz wave pulses and also combining them. Well, a fact that needs to be known is that currently the chip is operating on the lower part of the wave band. In future, they are planning to expand it. The work is still going on.


Well, a second chip has been designed to capture and read the details of the waves. The system is same as that is designed for the smart phones and other gadgets. The cost is moderate ranging to a few dollars.


Being a part of the EM spectrum, it also includes X-rays and visible light. Having less energy than the X-rays, they do not harm the tissues or the DNA of humans. With the ability to interact with chemicals, they can be used in spectroscopy as well. The development is promising and the work is still in progress. The design is just like a big puzzle and perhaps this is the first one. With much work required to expand the along the terahertz band, we have to wait until the final chip comes out in the market. The researchers are confident that they would come out with the solution of mixing the waves on the chip. For time being, the patience is the key factor for the normal netizens like us and hope that the work is done in the most efficient manner.

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