News tagged with light sensitivity

Organic photodiodes for sensor applications

Powerful, inexpensive and even flexible when they need to be, organic photodiodes are a promising alternative to silicon-based photodetectors. They are used to improve light sensitivity in cameras and to ...

May 14, 2014
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An ultrasensitive molybdenum-based image sensor

A new material has the potential to improve the sensitivity of photographic image sensors by a factor of five. In 2011, an EPFL team led by Andras Kis discovered the amazing semi-conducting properties of ...

Jun 12, 2013
4.8 / 5 (19) 3 | with audio podcast

Why are so many fairy-wrens blue?

(Phys.org)—Researchers have long tried to explain the enormous diversity in colour of birds, and a new study is giving insights into why the humble fairy-wren, a colourful Australian bird, is radiantly ...

Nov 01, 2012
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Deep-sea crabs grab grub using UV vision

(Phys.org)—Crabs living half-a-mile down in the ocean, beyond the reach of sunlight, have a sort of color vision combining sensitivity to blue and ultraviolet light. Their detection of shorter wavelengths ...

Sep 06, 2012
5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast