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8 September 2004 Terahertz signatures of biological-warfare-agent simulants
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This work presents spectroscopic characterization results for biological simulant materials measured in the terahertz gap. Signature data have been collected between 3 cm-1 and 10 cm-1 for toxin Ovalbumin, bacteria Erwinia herbicola, Bacillus Subtilis lyophilized cells and RNA MS2 phage, BioGene. Measurements were conducted on a modified Bruker FTIR spectrometer equipped with the noise source developed in the NRAL. The noise source provides two orders of magnitude higher power in comparison with a conventional mercury lamp. Photometric characterization of the instrument performance demonstrates that the expected error for sample characterization inside the interval from 3 to 9.5 cm-1 is less then 1%.
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Tatiana Globus, Dwight L. Woolard, Tatyana Khromova, Ramakrishnan Partasarathy, Alexander Majewski, Rene Abreu, Jeffrey L. Hesler, Shing-Kuo Pan, and Geoff Ediss "Terahertz signatures of biological-warfare-agent simulants", Proc. SPIE 5411, Terahertz for Military and Security Applications II, (8 September 2004);

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