A semiconductor capable of a nearly 99% light absorption rate could improve infrared technology

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by Plazma Inferno!, May 25, 2016.

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    The semiconductors currently used in night and fog vision technologies absorb light at a rate of just 7.7 percent, which means a larger amount of the material is necessary to power infrared vision.
    New research out of Australia promises to dramatically reduce the price of infrared technologies like night vision goggles.
    Scientists at the University of Sydney recently demonstrated a semiconductor capable of a nearly 99 percent light absorption rate. The semiconductor is just a few hundred atoms thick and could power a range of infrared devices.


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