ue 16(9): e5

Research Article

Characterization of Human Skin Using THz Time Domain Spectroscopy for In-Body Nanonetworks

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262500,
        author={Nishtha Chopra and Ke Yang and Qammer Abbasi and Khalid Qaraqe and Mike Philpott and Akram Alomainy},
        title={Characterization of Human Skin Using THz Time Domain Spectroscopy for In-Body Nanonetworks},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet},
        volume={3},
        number={9},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={UE},
        year={2016},
        month={5},
        keywords={nanonetworks, thz time domain spectroscopy, real skin, channel capacity, pathloss},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262500}
    }
    
  • Nishtha Chopra
    Ke Yang
    Qammer Abbasi
    Khalid Qaraqe
    Mike Philpott
    Akram Alomainy
    Year: 2016
    Characterization of Human Skin Using THz Time Domain Spectroscopy for In-Body Nanonetworks
    UE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262500
Nishtha Chopra1,*, Ke Yang1, Qammer Abbasi2, Khalid Qaraqe2, Mike Philpott1, Akram Alomainy1
  • 1: Queen Mary University of London
  • 2: Texas A&M University
*Contact email: n.chopra@qmul.ac.uk

Abstract

In this paper, the intrinsic material properties of human skin via THz Time Domain Spectroscopy has been investigated in a working frequency range from 0.1-1.5 THz. These measured material parameters are utilized to characterize the channel in nano-networks. The sample for spectroscopic study is the real human skin and repeated measurements have provided consistent refractive index and absorption coefficient results. The refractive index in the working frequency range is 1.5, while abortion coefficient is 56 cm-1 at 1 THz.