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The sensor is able to produce clearer images than image sensors in use today, particularly in low-light situations, thanks to the fact it’s able to trap light-generated electrons for longer times than current sensors. In addition, the sensor operates at a low voltage, effectively using 10 times less energy than today’s sensors. Mass produced, they could also be cheaper than sensors today.
“We have shown that it is now possible to create cheap, sensitive and flexible photo 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 Qijie.
Originally posted by winofiend
Graphene once again. Another varied use.
The last article was that student who came up with the concept of a capacitor that utilised graphene and could charge your mobile phone in 20 seconds or something.. while that didn't jump out as a breakthrough, it's another use for something that was recently found to be easily produced from a technology that was previously rather awkward.
graphene - raises both eyebrows!