Graphene sensor development - 1000x better light gathering than CCD / CMOS

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by bartjeej, May 31, 2013.

  1. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Now I'll need a 20 stop ND filter!
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    yeah I've been wondering about that too. Maybe that'll be the replacement for ISO control: as the light drops, you remove ND filters :tongue:
  4. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    This may be closer than you think, too. The scientists who created this sensor say it can be mass-produced using current CMOS technology and, at least in theory, could be less expensive than current camera sensors.

    There was an old Firesign Theater comedy album with the title "Everything You Know Is Wrong." For anyone who's been alive on this planet for more than a couple of decades, we are rapidly approaching that point.
  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    LOVE that album. I was a Firesign Theatre junky back in the day... before they became pathetic, lol. They were so good in their prime. That album is one of the last good ones.

    But, I wonder how they prevent or handle thermal noise. It will still be present and photons are photons whether they are local heat energy or whatever. If you are more sensitive to light photons, you should also be more sensitive to photons in the bulk matter of the sensor coming as heat. Wonder how that works out?
  6. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Now if I can just figure out how tape these fireflies to my camera and use them as studio strobes...
  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    I really like the sounds of this. 6x9 will be the new 'full-frame'...and 35mm tomorrow's piffling consumer-compact/camera-phone sensor. Bring it on :dance: