Researchers use graphene at room-temperature to see entire infrared spectrum & could integrate into contact lenses

03/17/2014 - 00:00

The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.

Unlike comparable mid- and far-infrared detectors currently on the market, the detector developed by University of Michigan engineering researchers doesn't need bulky cooling equipment to work.  "We can make the entire design super-thin," said Zhaohui Zhong, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science. "It can be stacked on a contact lens or integrated with a cell phone."


Graphene photodetectors with ultra-broadband and high responsivity at room temperature, Nature Nanotechnology, 2014, DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2014.31

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