Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Science Park workshop to explore new developments in Terahertz technology.

New developments, ideas and solutions in the fields of terahertz technology will be explored in a one-day workshop which takes place at Thornton Science Park later this month.
The Terahertz (THz) band is defined as the electromagnetic frequency domain spanning from 0.1 to 10 THz (a Terahertz is a unit of frequency equal to one trillion hertz). It has shown attractive applications in materials science, chemistry, communication engineering and the life sciences. As well as looking at the progress particularly made in the materials discipline, academics will be covering the broad applications of Terahertz (THz) technology in materials industries such as glassy, crystalline and dielectric relaxor materials (which are for future high speed memory storage). 
The workshop is being sponsored by the EPSRC’s (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s) Teranet fund. Event organiser Dr Bin Yang, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, said: “Very little systematic research has been done in exploring the intrinsic mechanisms between the microstructure of materials and Terahertz (THz) properties. Our workshop will be of interest to academics and industrial experts alike, and will provide opportunities for collaboration between academia and industry. We hope that by bringing people together, we inspire new ideas and solutions for new functional THz materials or improvements to current materials research methods.” 
The workshop takes place on Wednesday April 26 between 9.20am and 4.30pm. It takes place at the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park. It is free to attend but, as Thornton is a secure site, booking is essential. Please visit http://teraherzandmaterials.fse.network/index.html or email Rachel Roberts on r.roberts@chester.ac.uk to book a space.