TeraView discuss development of the TeraCota terahertz sensor in new film
TeraView is pleased to announce the release of a new film that explores the background and development of TeraView’s TeraCota sensor, the world’s first coating thickness sensor based on terahertz light. The film opens with an overview of terahertz technology, and highlights the commercial and technical drivers behind the development of TeraView’s non-contact, multi-layer thickness coating sensor. TeraView scientists and engineers provide details, from the initial trials with lead customers, through development and to the deployment of the system within the automotive industry. Dr Don Arnone, TeraView’s CEO, commented, “This film gives a brief overview and some detail of our collaborative efforts with lead customers to develop a multi-layer coating sensor optimised for the needs of the automotive industry. The film also shows how TeraCota provides a core sensor technology that can applied to high value coatings inspection in other industries. Finally, we hope that the film provides the audience with some insights into the challenges and rewards associated with bringing a genuinely novel technology to market for the first time”.
Terahertz light lies between infra red and microwaves, and as such has unique properties which enables it to pass through objects and to transmit images and compositional (spectroscopic) information that is ordinarily hidden. Terahertz is non destructive, safe and fast, making it the ideal inspection and imaging modality for many applications across a range of industries. TeraView has demonstrated the potential of terahertz technology in a number of applications including the detection of hidden weapons and explosives in security screening, monitoring the quality of pharmaceutical drugs, high value coatings used in automotive and other industries, as well as medical imaging of cancer.
TeraView is the world’s first and leading company solely focused upon the application of terahertz light to provide solutions to customer issues. A spin out from the Toshiba Corporation and Cambridge University, TeraView has developed its proprietary technology across a number of markets. These include fault analysis and quality assurance for semiconductor chips used in mobile computing and communications, as well as non destructive inspection of high value coatings used in the automotive, pharmaceutical, food and solar industries. With the largest number of systems in the field, as well as applications know-how made available to customers via a team of dedicated scientists using intellectual property and knowledge in peer-reviewed scientific publications, TeraView is uniquely placed to deliver the business benefits of terahertz to customers. Headquartered in Cambridge UK, sales and customer support are available throughout the Far East, North America and Europe either directly or through a network of distributors.