Quantum Dots Could Improve Mobile Cameras


This past weekend, the company Invisage unveiled its innovative contribution to mobile camera technology: Quantum Dots; these tiny semiconductor particles---called quantum dots because they are single, tiny dots of semiconductor material whose light-absorbing properties--- have been used to create a new sensor that could easily outperform existing industry standards. Currently, mobile phone cameras use silicon to turn incoming light into an electric charge which can then be measured and translated into an image by the camera. Conversely, because a film made from these dots is more light sensitive than and highly light-absorbent and because each dot is so small, the quantum dots offer a more efficient and more compact technology for light absorption and image capture. Check out a more detailed article here.

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