Graphene to make image sensors "1000 times more sensitive to light"

Graphene, the wonder material, strikes again as Singapore scientists claim they have developed an image sensor that is 1000 times more sensitive to light than the standard camera sensor on the market today.

The new sensors are also alleged to use ten times less energy than traditional light-capturing sensors, and will be up to five times cheaper than the ones we have available right now.

This is exciting news for the smartphone and camera markets, as the sensors could drive down some of the heftier price tags we currently see.

The material’s special feature is that it is just one-atom thick, giving it unprecedented applicability to new tech innovations.

The carbon allotrope has already made a startling debut on the tech scene. The super-material has been used by the University of California to create earphones with incredible clarity, while researchers at Georgia Tech University have plans to make an antenna from it that will let you transfer a terabit of info in a mere second. Research has also shown that Graphene has the astonishing potential to remove pollution from contaminated water.

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