A terahertz chemical microscopy for an agar culture medium

H. Nino, A. Nakamura, K. Omura, K. Sakai, T. Kiwa, K. Tsukada

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Abstract

In the field of life science, the research trends are to visualize 'living' materials as it is, whereas most of conventional imaging methods require pre-treatments to living samples. In our group, a terahertz chemical microscope (TCM) has been proposed and developed to investigate metabolism by the cell activity. Here the agar medium, which was generally used to cultivate cells, was immobilized on the sensing plate of TCM and the concentration of the glucose in the buffer solutions on it was detected as the terahertz amplitude shift. This result suggests that the TCM can detect the glucose in the solutions and it may possible to detect the cell activity cultivated on the agar mediums.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467352253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 17 2014
Event31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 16 2014Aug 23 2014

Publication series

Name2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014

Other

Other31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/16/148/23/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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