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Terahertz spectroscopy: a powerful new tool for the chemical sciences?

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Terahertz spectroscopy is only now beginning to make its transition from initial development by physicists and engineers to broader use by chemists, materials scientists and biologists, thanks to the increasing availability of commercial terahertz spectrometers. With the unique insights that terahertz spectroscopy can provide into intermolecular bonding and crystalline matter, it could prove to be an invaluable addition to the chemist's analytical toolset. This tutorial review aims to give an introduction to terahertz spectroscopy, its techniques, equipment, current applications and potential for the chemical sciences to a broad readership.

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The article was received on 06 Oct 2011 and first published on 05 Dec 2011


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15277G
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 2072-2082
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    Terahertz spectroscopy: a powerful new tool for the chemical sciences?

    A. I. McIntosh, B. Yang, S. M. Goldup, M. Watkinson and R. S. Donnan, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 2072
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15277G

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