Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have invented a new image sensor made from graphene. This sensor is supposed to be 1000 times more sensitive to light than existing sensors in the market. It can also detect a broad spectrum of light. This makes it ideal for digital cameras, allowing you to take photos in low-light conditions without a flash. Other possible uses for this sensor are in infrared cameras, traffic speed cameras and satellite imaging.
The sensor operates at much lower voltages and uses 10 times less energy. Mass produced they can be at least five times cheaper than existing CMOS and CCD sensors. Imagine, cameras can be cheaper, take photos in low-light conditions and helps the camera battery last a long time. This graphene sensor could also revolutionise the cameras in smartphones. All we can hope for now is the adoption of these sensors by the major manufacturers.
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