Terahertz & Plastics: A Perfect Pair

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There are some pairings in life that just make sense…like…peanut butter and jelly, orrrr macaroni and cheese (Mmm is anyone else getting hungry?). And although we can’t easily whip up them up in the kitchen, terahertz waves and plastics are another perfect pairing that at the end of the day, …

The Skinny on Thin Wall Packaging

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Day in and day out, we don’t give much thought to the things that pass through our hands. We reach for a coffee pod to start brewing our morning pick-me-up, grab a yogurt cup for a daytime snack and wrap everything up with an after-dinner scoop (or three) of ice …

The Cost of Destruction

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“The cost of destruction” might sound a little scary, but the fact is when it comes to quality control practices, the cost of destructive testing is just that. To provide consumers with top quality goods, extensive testing is conducted at the manufacturing stage to ensure consistency and durability. Whether this …

Plastics Manufacturing

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From food to beauty, water to beer, it is pretty obvious that our lives are inundated with plastic packaging. Plastic made its debut nearly 150 years ago and has since come a long way (which is good news for us because the original plastic “recipe” could cause explosions if mishandled…eek!). …

Are You Smarter Than A Factory?

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Industry 4.0 is ushering in the Smart Factory – and terahertz waves are coming along for the ride   In the past several years, the internet has made its mark beyond the realm of computer screens and has brought once-inanimate objects to life within homes, businesses and industries alike. From …

Layering It on Thin

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You wash your hair with it, You top off your sandwiches with it, You chase away headaches with it, You hydrate yourself with it. No, we aren’t talking about some shampoo-ketchup-tylenol-water hybrid (that’d just be weird), but actually about what these products come in: Plastic bottles! The plastic bottle and …

Modestly Modular: TeTechS’ THz-PCAs

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When you’ve got something that you think is pretty awesome, it’s easy to get caught up in the “what” and overlook the “how”. Here at TeTechS, we find ourselves so caught up in our technology and the great things it can do that we forget to recognize the real heroes …

Tips & Tricks: Setting Up a THz-TDS Setup in Half a Day

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Until recent years, the real-world applications for terahertz technology have largely been unknown but today, terahertz technology is an ever-evolving and penetrating force that is making its mark across research labs and industries alike. The Problem Research surrounding terahertz waves and their various real-world applications are increasing; however, working with …

Terahertz Camera: The Industry’s “Holy Grail”

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Most of the existing terahertz imaging solutions on the market are based on single point detection scheme. While being useful tools for proof of concept purposes, the time it takes to acquire an image of an object with these systems is prohibitively long for most of the real-world applications, where …

Photoconductive Antenna Material System

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A photoconductive antenna (PCA) for terahertz (THz) waves consists of a highly resistive direct semiconductor thin film with two electric contact pads. The film is usually made of III-V compound semiconductors like GaAs. This material is epitaxially grown on a semi-insulating GaAs substrate (SI-GaAs), which is also a highly resistive …