Graphene Could Make Camara Sensors 1000x More Sensitive
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Digital Cameras have proven them selves more than worth as the successor to more traditional film cameras, but while there have been many steady advances with both pixel density, lens technology and processing technology over the years, every once in a while something really big comes along, something that can really change the game and push the technology into a new generation.
According to a report on Engadget, researchers at the Nanyang Technological University have developed a revolutionary image sensor made out of the wonder material known as Graphene, a material which in its self has earned a few amazing headlines over the last couple of years. This new graphene sensor is 1000 times more sensitive at capturing light than traditional CMOS and CCD sensors, with the added benefit of simultaneously using 10 times less energy, which is incredible to say the least.
The high sensitivity makes these ideal for surveillance and satellite equipment, not to many there is no doubt many research and scientific applications for something this sensitive.
So 1000 times more sensitive and ten times lower power requirement, surely that’s impressive enough right? Well how about the face that should they end up in consumer tech you can expect them to cost 5 times less to manufacturer! Smartphone cameras just won’t be the same again if this tech makes it to a consumer level, personally I’m constantly amazed at the cool uses for Graphene.
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