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Northwestern researchers develop compact, high-powered terahertz source at room temperature
October 3, 2013
Northwestern University researchers have tripled the output power of a compact, room-temperature terahertz source, a breakthrough that could lead to advances in homeland security, industrial applications and space research.
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