Handheld Terahertz Device Wins Prize

Handheld 'T-ray' device earns first ever lamelson-Rensselaer student prizeI for one can’t wait to get a terahertz dev kit. How much fun could you have with that? I’m talking real X-Ray Specs!

Schulkin’s “Mini-Z” is dramatically smaller and lighter than any previous terahertz device, and it already has proven its ability to detect cracks in space shuttle foam, image tumors in breast tissue, and spot counterfeit watermarks on paper currency. The system, which weighs less than five pounds and fits snugly in a briefcase, could open the door to a wide range of applications in homeland security, biomedical imaging, and nondestructive testing of industrial components.

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