Characterization of Human Skin Using THz Time Domain Spectroscopy for In-body Nanonetworks

Chopra, N., Yang, K., Abbasi, Q. H. , Qaraqe, K., Philpott, M. and Alomainy, A. (2016) Characterization of Human Skin Using THz Time Domain Spectroscopy for In-body Nanonetworks. In: 9th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2015), New York, NY, USA, 3-5 Dec 2015, pp. 100-101. ISBN 9781631901003 (doi: 10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262500)

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In this paper, the intrinsic material properties of human skin via THz Time Domain Spectroscopy has been investigated in a working frequency range from 0.1-1.5 THz. These measured material parameters are utilized to characterize the channel in nano-networks. The sample for spectroscopic study is the real human skin and repeated measurements have provided consistent refractive index and absorption coefficient results. The refractive index in the working frequency range is 1.5, while abortion coefficient is 56 cm-1 at 1 THz.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Abbasi, Professor Qammer
Authors: Chopra, N., Yang, K., Abbasi, Q. H., Qaraqe, K., Philpott, M., and Alomainy, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 ICST
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