Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new hybrid magnetic sensor that is more sensitive than most commercially available sensors. This technological breakthrough hails opportunities for the development of smaller and cheaper sensors for various fields such as consumer electronics, information and communication technology, biotechnology and automotive.
The invention, led by Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS’ Faculty of Engineering, was published in the journal Nature Communications in September 2015.
Ref: Extremely large magnetoresistance in few-layer graphene/boron–nitride heterostructures. Nature Communications (21 September 2015) | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9337