This new sensor is reportedly sensitive to both visible and infrared light.
Imagine you never have to again bother about the lighting when you want to capture moments! Well, this could actually be true if this latest research goes commercial (and find takers). A team of researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore created a new and cheap imaging camera sensor, which they claim to be 1,000 times more sensitive to light. This means you can click high quality pictures even in low lighting.
This new sensor is reportedly sensitive to both visible and infrared light. It will be suitable for cameras from family cameras to surveillance and even satellite cameras.
The reason that the sensor is able to capture 1,000 times more light than the existing imaging sensors is because it attains high photoresponse from its unique structure. “The sensor has been developed from graphene, which is a super strong carbon compound with a honeycomb structure that is as flexible as rubber, more conductive than silicon and which resists heat better than a diamond,” TechNewsDaily reported.
Wang Qijie, the inventor of the sensor said, “We have shown that it is now possible to create cheap, sensitive and flexible sensors from graphene alone. We expect our innovation will have great impact not only on the consumer imaging industry, but also in satellite imaging and communication industries, as well as the mid-infrared applications,” said Wang.
The nanostructures hold onto light-generated electron particles for much longer than conventional sensors. This results in a stronger than usual electric signal, which can be processed into an image, like a photograph captured by a digital camera, an ET report added.
SOURCE: EFY News Network