terahertz

[ter-uh-hurts]
noun, plural terahertz, terahertzes.
one trillion (10 12 ) hertz. Abbreviation: THz

Origin:
tera- + hertz

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From metal detectors to bomb-sniffing dogs to terahertz rays, in photos.
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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