Publication details for Professor Michael PettyGallant, A.J., Zeze, D.A., Wood, D., Petty, M.C., Dai, D. & Chamberlain, J.M. (2007), Flexible polymer based artificial materials for terahertz applications, Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 2007 and the 2007 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics. IRMMW-THz. Cardiff, Wales, IEEE, 961-963.
- Publication type: Conference Paper
- ISSN/ISBN: 9781424414383
- DOI: 10.1109/icimw.2007.4516819
- Keywords: artificial materials; micromachining; PDMS; terahertzTRANSMISSION
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Author(s) from Durham
- Professor Michael Petty
- Professor David Wood
- Dr Andrew Gallant
- Professor Dagou Zeze
- Prof Martyn Chamberlain
In this paper we report on the fabrication and testing of arrays of subwavelength apertures which are formed in a highly flexible polymer, PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane). PDMS can be elastically stretched to cause the deformation of any surface features. This enables transmission characteristics to be mechanically altered and has applications in terahertz biological and chemical sensing.