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Graphene lens in military technologies

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posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 09:22 AM
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so it looks like this stuff is even more amazing.

it has the power to make amazing lenses for microscopes for unparalleled resolution by no messing with the light like a normal glass lens would

and the military is looking to use this stuff in a new gen of night vision. As the tech develops it will allow for contact lens night and thermal vision.


contact lens night vision


thermal

microscope breaks limits

i bet they are looking to put this in drones and satellites. what do you think are other possibilities for this amazing stuff




posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 09:40 AM
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I'm still waiting for Graphene heat sinks waterblocks and radiators

It been 10 years still none



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

I see only one glaring (did you see what I did there?) issue with the idea of NV contact lenses...

Lets say that one is part of a squad of fellows, tasked to some sneaky acts of daring do, behind enemy lines and equipped to work at night, with these contact lenses. You are carefully picking your way across a courtyard in a compound, having clambered quietly over the wall. All of a sudden, high powered flood lamps and flares bathe the courtyard in tens of thousands of lumens, millions upon millions of candlepowers of light.

Now, with normal NV goggles, although they have their significant limitations, you can at least hinge them up and away from your face, if the lighting circumstances rapidly change. But if your NV is in contact lens form, and you need to get them off in a hurry, I cannot see that working nearly as well.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: markovian
I'm still waiting for Graphene heat sinks waterblocks and radiators

It been 10 years still none



You could get a ton of CPU sinks thermal pasted together?

Graphene heat sinks



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

No worry, still in development.

From link in OP:


The development of the lens still has quite a ways to go before soldiers can scrap those heavy goggles. Right now the graphene only absorbs 2.3 percent of the light. Those percentages have to rise before true night vision can be achieved.


Prefer my own night vision anyway. It works fine, if you develop it before going on a "mission". Like walking my dog out back when the streetlights are out.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

One would just flip down their special polarized "welding" type lenses and fire away...



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Oh I understand this is still in process, but I cannot see them resolving that simple problem, without, as NightFlight suggested, yet another bit of kit being involved.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 10:14 AM
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"My, what big eye's you have Grandma. The better to see you with."



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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I think there's a Graphene shortage
because Big Black Triangles are made from it.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: intrptr

Oh I understand this is still in process, but I cannot see them resolving that simple problem, without, as NightFlight suggested, yet another bit of kit being involved.

Mmm hmmm. I don't believe they have mosquito sized drones yet either. Even though they show pics of one.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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The slow release of graphene out of the lab has been painful to say the least.

The stuff is amazing which is probably why it is not being let off the leash. When Lockheed VP gave an interview about water desalination using a graphene filter he described how they make it: methane gas on super heated copper in a vacuum. Now that has been known about for some time but there are other variables like pressure that need to be taken into consideration. The problem with what he said was that was back in 2013! Which means they've known how to make it from before that, say the ten year rule, which means the research was done before that.

Yet, somehow, after all these years in the lab, the best they can do is 2cm x 3 cm patch?!

Besides flat lenses and NV (contacts would killer! 20/10, full night vision, filter out laser light and glare in general), it converts light to electrons. I think it was A_0 mentioned that light from BBT is "walked" from the back of the ship to the nose and let back on it's merry way (reason you cannot see a BBT if they do not want you to). At a distance, a slow down via conversion would hardly be noticeable. That would be a cool trick!

All I know is the world changes when graphene is mass produced.

Here is a step in the right direction though!


However, while terms such as “epitaxial graphene,” “graphene oxide” and “few-layer graphene” are commonly used across industry, prior to the publication of this new standard, there were no universally-agreed definitions — in some cases, material that is hundreds of layers thick has been incorrectly branded “few-layer graphene.” Inconsistencies like this prevent companies that are developing new products from fully understanding the properties of commercially-available graphene-based materials and selecting the material best suited to their application. This is a key barrier to commercialization of new products and prevents trust in the supply chain.

Recognizing the clear industry need, NPL, as part of the U.K. Nanotechnologies Standardization Committee (NTI/1) of the British Standards Institution (BSI), initiated the development of this ISO standard in 2013.

Controlled Environments (US), Oct. 16, 2017 - First Graphene ISO Standard Published, Will Heighten Commercialization.

Now combine ISO graphene and transition metal dichalcogenide and then you're cooking with sexual chocolate!!




posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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This is amazing, but what if a lense comes out at the most inconvenient time, like in the middle of a gun fight or hand to hand combat? And might they be able to be used as binoculars as well?

Also, what kind of view would it be, the green coloured night vision or the new version which looks virtually like day light?

When it filters down to civilian level to buy off the shelf, i can see (no pun intended) lots of good tasks it would be excellent for, but also lots of criminal uses.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: penroc3

I see only one glaring (did you see what I did there?) issue with the idea of NV contact lenses...

Lets say that one is part of a squad of fellows, tasked to some sneaky acts of daring do, behind enemy lines and equipped to work at night, with these contact lenses. You are carefully picking your way across a courtyard in a compound, having clambered quietly over the wall. All of a sudden, high powered flood lamps and flares bathe the courtyard in tens of thousands of lumens, millions upon millions of candlepowers of light.

Now, with normal NV goggles, although they have their significant limitations, you can at least hinge them up and away from your face, if the lighting circumstances rapidly change. But if your NV is in contact lens form, and you need to get them off in a hurry, I cannot see that working nearly as well.


Throw some nano or nifty tech into the mix so if ambient light reaches x amount, disable night vision. Although i would imagine your eyes would take a few sec to re adjust, unless with the new tech night and day are near the same


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posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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They would be better fitted into regular military standard sunglasses . Modern night-vision is now in colour




posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell
They would be better fitted into regular military standard sunglasses . Modern night-vision is now in colour




posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

There is a whole thread devoted to them. Those things rock! :horns:

ATS, Sci-Tech - X27 the Mother of all Night Vision.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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AND my NVG Raybans?



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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I was under the impression that certain spec ops groups have been using night vision contacts for
5-6 years now. I even seem to remeber seeing a demo vid online.
Hmm,
Carbon for optics just sounds weird.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: punkinworks10

carbon can be clear, look at diamonds. its more how the atoms are arranged im not 100% on the science of making these things become a reality but i would love to have a pair



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF




The problem with what he said was that was back in 2013! Which means they've known how to make it from before that, say the ten year rule, which means the research was done before that.


You need to go back much further.

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie began the creation of graphene in 1859.

www.materialstoday.com...


graphene-flagship.eu...



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