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Introduction to the Special Issue



Thomas M. Wallis, Goutam Chattopadhyay, Fabio Cocetti, Luca Pierantoni


In the inaugural editorial of these IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology – September 2011, the editor-in-chief anticipated that the work published in this journal would push beyond topics that are familiar to the traditional RF and microwave communities, “the scope of these transactions will extend to fields and activities that are outside of the traditional RF and microwave society.” [1] This goal is further embodied by this journal’s motto: Expanding the Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. It is worthwhile to note the verb in that motto: “Expand”. The breadth of this field is a natural consequence of the fact that the unifying theme of terahertz science and technology intersects with a wide and diverse set of disciplines. Indeed, in the few years since this journal was inaugurated, published papers have spanned many topics, including but not limited to biological sensing, semiconductor physics, photoconductivity, state-of-the-art terahertz metrology, and next-generation communications technology.
IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology


Wallis, T. , Chattopadhyay, G. , Cocetti, F. and Pierantoni, L. (2015), Introduction to the Special Issue, IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, [online], (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created May 1, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018