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Graphene light detector could enable contacts for seeing in infrared and ultraviolet

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Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2014 11:43 PM by AlexMuller

The first room-temperature detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision into a contact lens. Unlike comparable detectors currently on the market, this detector developed by researchers doesn't need 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."
 
Infrared light starts at wavelengths just longer than those of visible red light and stretches to wavelengths up to a millimeter long. Infrared vision may be best known for spotting people and animals in the dark and heat leaks in houses, but it can also help doctors monitor blood flow, identify chemicals in the environment and allow art historians to see Paul Gauguin's sketches under layers of paint.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-19
+3
Well, I guess you do not have to put such monitor in you lens, just having a device that can provide the picture on a screen should be enough for most purposes
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-19
+1
Indeed, application of this lens in military and scientific technologies seems logical, however it is not something obvious for the general tech market. I am not sure why would we want to see in infrared. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-19
+3
Some people think that we do want to see in infrared and suggest that we could use it instead of street lighting. The energy savings would be immense. 
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-19
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To me this looks and sounds like a super-power (X-Ray vision from some comic books) but in fact is not really that useful Reply
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