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Engineering dendrimers to produce dendrimer dipole excitation based terahertz radiation sources suitable for spectrometry, molecular and biomedical imaging

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Abstract

Two critical nanoscale design parameters (CNDPs); namely, surface chemistry and interior compositions of poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers were systematically engineered to produce unique hyperpolarizable, electro-optical substrates. These electro-optically active dendritic films were demonstrated to produce high quality, continuous wave terahertz radiation when exposed to a suitable pump laser that could be used for spectrometry and molecular imaging. These dendrimer based dipole excitation (DDE) terahertz sources were used to construct a working spectrometer suitable for many practical applications including THz imaging and analysis of encapsulated hydrogen species in fullerenes.

Graphical abstract: Engineering dendrimers to produce dendrimer dipole excitation based terahertz radiation sources suitable for spectrometry, molecular and biomedical imaging

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The article was received on 13 Jan 2017, accepted on 10 Mar 2017 and first published on 20 Mar 2017


Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/C7NH00010C
Citation: Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, Advance Article
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    Engineering dendrimers to produce dendrimer dipole excitation based terahertz radiation sources suitable for spectrometry, molecular and biomedical imaging

    A. Rahman, A. K. Rahman and D. A. Tomalia, Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7NH00010C

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