Date Added: Feb 2011
Nanotechnology is providing a new set of tools to the engineering community to design and manufacture integrated devices just a few hundred nanometers in total size. Communication among these nano-devices will boost the range of applications of nanotechnology in several fields, ranging from biomedical research to military technology or environmental science. Within the alternatives for communication, recent developments in nano-materials point to the Terahertz band (0.1-10 THz) as the frequency range of operation of future electromagnetic nano-transceivers. This frequency band supports very large bit-rates in the short range and enables simple communication mechanisms suited to the limited capabilities of nano-devices, such as pulse-based communications.