Hamamatsu Photonics now offers a bold new terahertz spectrometer with a separate handheld probe head that can measure even large samples, solids, and living organisms.
Product sales start on October 1, 2021.

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Handy Probe Terahertz Spectrometer C16356

Hamamatsu Photonics has completely reengineered the optical design of prior products to develop the Handy Probe Terahertz Spectrometer C16356 that harnesses terahertz wave spectroscopy*. The C16356 has a separate handheld probe head that connects to the main unit by an optical fiber to allow measurements of large samples, soft solids, living organisms and other items that could not be measured up until now. Compared to conventional benchtop products, the C16356 is more compact, lightweight and highly vibration-resistant so can easily be carried around into production sites for medicines, chemicals and foods, making it a promising and versatile tool for quality control of those products.

Sales of this Handy Probe Terahertz Spectrometer C16356 start on October 1, 2021 for pharmaceutical companies and chemical and food manufacturers both in Japan and overseas.


* Terahertz wave spectroscopy:
Terahertz waves are electromagnetic waves around a wavelength of 300 micrometers which corresponds to a frequency of 1 THz. Terahertz waves have intermediate properties between straight-travelling light and radio waves that can pass through and around objects. Terahertz wave spectroscopy can yield information on each wavelength in the terahertz range absorbed by samples, whichhelps identify their crystallization, moisture content and other features.