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terahertz

[ter-uh-hurts] /ˈtɛr əˌhɜrts/
noun, plural terahertz, terahertzes.
1.
one trillion (10 12) hertz.
Abbreviation: THz.
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Examples for terahertz
  • From metal detectors to bomb-sniffing dogs to terahertz rays, in photos.
  • Approaching the tree, one operative scans the gifts already in place with a terahertz-wave device to avoid duplicates.
  • Each area of the film responds to a different terahertz frequency depending on the shape of the gold pattern.
  • Their systems use a region of the spectrum near visible light, at terahertz frequencies.
  • The continuous-wave terahertz spectrometer makes use of two near-infrared lasers.

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