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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Optical Systems

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences | Department of Physics | Optical Systems | Publications | Identification of unknown substances by terahertz spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis

Andreas Pohl, Nils Deßmann, Katja Dutzi, and H.-W. Hübers (2016)

Identification of unknown substances by terahertz spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis

Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, 37(2):175.

The identification of various substances by multivariate data analysis of terahertz transmittance spectra is demonstrated. Transmittance spectra were obtained by the use of a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. By means of principal component analysis and partial least squares regression, the spectral data were analyzed in order to identify substances and mixtures of several substances. With only three principal components, detection and identification of substances are possible with high accuracy. Using these methods, concentration ratios of substances in mixtures of two substances can be determined with an accuracy of 10 \%. It is shown that the method is robust against disturbances in the spectra such as standing waves. This is particularly important for practical applications.

Substance identification Spectroscopy Multivariate data analysis Principal component analysis Partial least squares regression Terahertz