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T. Zhang, M. K. Khodzitsky, P. S. Demchenko, A. V. Bykov, A. P. Popov and I. V. Meglinski, "Investigation of Water-free Biotissue-mimicking Phantoms in Terahertz Frequency Range," 2018 43rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), Nagoya, 2018, pp. 1-2. doi: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2018.8510379

Investigation of water-free biotissue-mimicking phantoms in terahertz frequency range

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Author: Zhang, Tianmiao1; Khodzitsky, Mikhail1; Demchenko, Petr1;
Organizations: 1Terahertz Biomedicine Laboratory, ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 199034 Russia
2Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, 90014 Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-02-11


PVC-based water-free phantoms with silicon and zinc oxide nanoparticles were fabricated for mimicking biotissues in the terahertz frequency range. Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (TDS) was used to obtain the refractive indices and absorption coefficients of the phantoms. Their optical properties were compared with those of real biotissues from published data. The results show that the phantoms are able to mimic human skin, paraffin-embedded glioma and paraffin-embedded healthy brain tissue by their optical properties. The refractive index of the phantoms can be controlled by changing the concentration of the nanoparticles.

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Series: International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
ISSN: 2162-2027
ISSN-E: 2162-2035
ISSN-L: 2162-2027
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-3809-5
Pages: 1 - 2
DOI: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2018.8510379
Host publication: 2018 43rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)
Conference: International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 217 Medical engineering
Funding: This work was financially supported by the Government of the Russian Federation, Grant 08–08. AB and AP acknowledge the Academy of Finland (Grants 290596 and 314369).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 290596
Detailed Information: 290596 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
314369 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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