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A trick of the light

September 12, 2018

Argonne researchers are using nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation produced in high-energy…
New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging

June 27, 2018

UCLA’s design eliminates tradeoffs between bandwidth, sensitivity, and speed that are common in current technology. Using graphene, one…
Prototype shows how tiny photodetectors can double their efficiency

October 16, 2017

Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a photodetector – a device that senses light –…
Thin photodetector could increase performance without adding bulk

July 10, 2017

In today’s increasingly powerful electronics, tiny materials are a must as manufacturers seek to increase performance without adding…
Tiny Black Holes Enable a New Type of Photodetector for High-Speed Data

April 5, 2017

Tiny “black holes” on a silicon wafer make for a new type of photodetector that could move more…
Creativity leads to measuring ultrafast, thin photodetector

December 21, 2015

Making an incredibly fast photodetector is one thing, but actually measuring its speed is another. Graduate student Haining…
Four Brookhaven Lab Projects Selected as R&D 100 Award Finalists

September 1, 2015

Four Brookhaven National Laboratory projects have been selected as finalists for the 2015 R&D 100 awards, which honor…
Revolutionary New High-speed Infrared Detector Sees First Light

June 16, 2015

The first prototype of a new generation of fast and very sensitive detectors has been successfully installed on…
Researchers create ‘comb’ that detects terahertz waves with extreme precision

April 23, 2015

Light can come in many frequencies, only a small fraction of which can be seen by humans. Between…
New semiconductor device could lead to better photodetectors

November 21, 2014

UCLA researchers have developed a perovskite photodetector that could reduce manufacturing costs and improve the quality of medical…
Biomimetic photodetector ‘sees’ in color

August 26, 2014

Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue…
Organic photodiodes for sensor applications

May 14, 2014

Powerful, inexpensive and even flexible when they need to be, organic photodiodes are a promising alternative to silicon-based…
Collaboration between varied organizations develops larger, more precise photodetectors for the market

February 6, 2014

Scientific particle detectors, medical imaging devices and cargo scanners with higher resolutions and cheaper price tags could become…
Making silicon devices responsive to infrared light

January 3, 2014

Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are responsive to a broad range of…
UCSB professor develops cutting-edge detector technology for astronomical observations

November 5, 2013

Semiconductors have had a nice run, but for certain applications, such as astrophysics, they are being edged out…
Auto lubricant could rev up medical imaging

September 26, 2013

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a device that could speed up medical imaging without…
Research boosts understanding of nano-carbon in photodetectors

August 16, 2013

As modern electronic devices get ever smaller, the age of silicon transistors is going by the wayside. Tomorrow’s…
Auto lubricant could rev up medical imaging

August 6, 2013

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a device that could speed up medical imaging without…
Broadband photodetector for polarized light

July 17, 2013

Using carpets of aligned carbon nanotubes, researchers from Rice University and Sandia National Laboratories have created a solid-state…
Researchers create flexible tin dioxide cloth self-powered photo detector

July 9, 2013

A team of researchers at China’s Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics has succeeded in creating a bendable tin…
Closing the last Bell-test loophole for photons

June 12, 2013

An international team of researchers has reached a milestone in experimental confirmation of a key tenet of quantum…
Scientists build nanotube photodetector

March 4, 2013

Researchers at Rice University and Sandia National Laboratories have made a nanotube-based photodetector that gathers light in and beyond visible…
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