International Consortium


                                 for Development of High-Power THz Science and Technology









The International Consortium for Development of High-Power Terahertz Science and Technology is organized by the Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region at the  University  of Fukui (FIR UF).


The International Consortium organized and facilitated by the FIR UF Center in 2015 has proved to be an efficient framework for active international collaboration, dissemination of knowledge, and ideas in the broad fields of the high-power Terahertz science and technology. We are pleased to announce that after the expiration of its 5-year period the Consortium has been extended to the period 2020-2025 by an amendment to the initial agreement signed by 13 member institutions (three of which new) from 7 countries shown on the map below and listed in the Members section of the website.


Map&Logos 2020-2025


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New announcement (26 Aug 2021)

International Collaborative Research Program 2021 Recipients have been announced. For more details, please click here.

The list of the previous recipients in the period 2017-2020 is available here.      

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New announcement (1 June 2021)

Announcement of the International Collaborative Research Program 2021

For more details, please click here. The application form is available here.


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Greetings to Professor Toshitaka Idehara on the occassion of his 80th Jubilee Anniversary.

On 15 April 2020, we celebrate the 80th birthday of Professor T. Idehara. Please follow the link.

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New announcement (1 April 2020)

The International Consortium has been extended for a 5-year period
from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025, with 13 member institutions,
adding 3 new institutions. Please visit the "Members" page.

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New announcement (20 February 2020)

Announcement of the International Collaborative Research Program 2020

For more details, please click here. The application form is available here.

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New announcement about the deadline for application to the International Research Program 2019.

Please follow the link here.

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Announcement of the International Collaborative Research Program 2019

For more details, please click here. The application form is available here.

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New announcement about the deadline for application to the International Research Program 2018.

Please follow the link here.

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New announcement (2 October 2017)

Announcement of International Collaborative Research Program

For more details, please click here. The application form is available here.

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The "Cross-Appointment" system in FIR Center from FY 2017 (Announced on 12 February 2017). For more details, please click here.

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The 6th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2017) and the 2nd International Symposium on Development of High-Power Terahertz Science and Technology

(DHP-TST 2017) will be held from March 7 to March 9, 2017 in the University of Fukui, Japan.
To visit the website, please click here.

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International Consortium during the period 2015-2020

 

Map&Logos 2015-2020


THE CONCEPT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM

(An excerpt from the Agreement for International Consortium for "Development of High-Power Terahertz Science and Technology"

signed by all participating institutions)

"The frequency range from sub-THz to THz remains an undeveloped field, because of a lack of high-power radiation sources. Presently, however, the development of high frequency gyrotrons has realized radiation sources which are available in the THz region with a much higher power than other conventional radiation sources. In addition, the development of new radiation sources other than gyrotrons and new spectroscopy technique has also advanced further. Such evolutions can open the study of new high power THz science and technology. Applications to material science, high power THz spectroscopy and development of new functional materials have already begun and advanced. Considering such a back-ground and the present situation with regard to new studies, we intend to make a renewal of the present international consortium on “Development and application of submillimeter wave gyrotrons” which was organized by Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui (FIR UF) and has continued during the past ten years. In the renewed framework, we will change the title of the consortium to “Advance of the Development of High Power THz Science and Technology” and rearrange the participating institutions. FIR UF will continue the management as the facilitator of the renewed consortium."


The website is being maintained by FIR UF - the facilitator of the Consortium.

Please contact the site's webmaster at: consortium@fir.u-fukui.ac.jp