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Terahertz spectroscopy of inorganic glasses and carbon nanotubes

Terahertz spectroscopy is a relatively recent experimental technique to perform vibrational spectroscopy in the far infrared region of the elctromagnetic spectrum. Terahertz spectroscopy is performed as a time-domain experiment which leads to a high signal-to-noise ratio at low frequencies as well as the ability to measure both amplitude and phase experimentally. This chapter outlines how these properties can be exploited for the analysis of inorganic glasses and carbonacous materials beyond what is possible with conventional far infrared spectroscopy.

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