Slide title: Terahertz at NSF: Potentially Transformative Research
Left: still from an animation of a change in polarization on a picosecond timescale leading to a THz pulse being emitted. It is not based on an actual calculation, but captures the essence of what happens. Below the image are the words, "THz emission spectroscopy: monitoring charge transfer."
Top right: image of the COBRA Automatic Explosives and Weapons Detection System for Checkpoints from Analogic. Below the image are the words, "THz scanners supplement x-rays to detect threats"
Bottom right: computer model of Cytochrome P450, a heme enzyme responsible for drug metabolism in the body. Next to the image are the words, "Protein binding: THz time domain spectroscopy"
Image credits: Charles Schmuttenmaer, Yale University, Department of Chemistry (left); courtesy of Analogic Corporation (top right); M. Freindorf and T. Furlani, Center for Computational Research, University at Buffalo; J. Kong, Q-Chem Inc.; visualization by Adam Koniak, Center for Computational Research, University at Buffalo (bottom right)