For the first time, scientists at ICFO have managed to create a digital imaging sensor that can capture ultraviolet, infrared and visible light at the same time. What wonder materials are behind this breakthrough? No prizes for guessing it’s two of the usual suspects: graphene and quantum dots.
Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain claim to have created a graphene-based photodetector that converts light into electricity in under 50 quadrillionths of a second. This may give rise to a new range of super-efficient, ultrafast electronic components.