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【JIOHS】Call for papers:Special Issue on Terahertz Technologies and Their Biomedical Applications

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Call for Papers

Special Issue on
Terahertz Technologies and Their Biomedical Applications


This special issue is in connection with the International Symposium on Ultrafast Phenomena and Terahertz Waves (ISUPTW) 2020. Established in 2002, this biennial conference is devoted to strengthening collaboration among researchers and promoting development in the science, technology and application of terahertz (THz) waves. ISUPTW 2020 will be held in Chengdu, China and will bring together researchers from all over the world to showcase their latest achievements and discuss future developments.


Lying between infrared light and millimeter wave, THz wave shows unique spectral properties. Recent years have seen novel THz technologies rapidly developing owing to the advances of sources and detectors. With the unique properties of THz wave, such as with rotational and vibrational spectrum of molecular fingerprints and with low photon energy, THz technologies have shown promising applications in biomedicine. The feasibilities of discovering intra-biomolecular interactions, label-free detection of bacteria and living cells, and in-vivo imaging of cancerous or diseased tissues with THz wave have been tentatively demonstrated. Despite decades of development, THz technologies still face challenges in practical applications. Bio-effect (either thermal or non-thermal) under THz wave illumination is another issue that requires further exploration.


The purpose of this special issue is to highlight these latest developments in both fundamental science and practical applications. This special issue calls for the experts in the field of THz technologies and their biomedical applications to discuss the most recent breakthroughs and the potential impacts in related research fields. Original research papers and review articles are both welcome. Manuscripts will be internationally peer-reviewed. Topics we specifically seek to cover include but are not limited to the following:


  • Advanced THz technologies, devices and systems;

  • Novel bioimaging and biosensing based on THz technologies, such as sub-diffraction-limited imaging, ultrasensitive meta-sensor;

  • Impact of THz wave on bio-molecular, cell or organ;

  • Application of THz technologies in bio-detection and medical imaging;

  • Application of THz technologies in disease treatment and therapies;

  • Other promising biomedical applications of THz technologies.


Submission deadline: Dec. 01, 2020

Planned publication date: Jan. 2021


Submission format
Authors should use the Latex or MS-Word style files. For more details, please visit https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/jiohs
JIOHS is indexed by SCIE (IF 1.058, JCR 2018). JIOHS has been a fully open-access journal since 2013.


Publication Charge
No article-processing charge if your article is invited by the guest editors.

There will be a 20% discount (original 750 USD) for papers that are not invited but accepted after peer review.


Feature Editors
Prof. Li-Guo Zhu
Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Physics and Biomedicine, Institute of Fluid Physics, Microsystem and Terahertz Research Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, Sichuan Province 621900, P. R. China
E-mail: zhuliguo@tsinghua.org.cn


Prof. De-Gang Xu
Institute of Laser and Optoelectronics, School of Precision Instruments and Opto-Electronics Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, P. R. China
E-mail: xudegang@tju.edu.cn


Prof. Yan Peng
Terahertz Technology Innovation Research Institute, Shanghai Key Lab of Modern Optical System, Terahertz Science Cooperative Innovation Center, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, P. R. China
E-mail: py@usst.edu.cn