Graphene lenses: do we want to see in infrared?

By Emma Hughes
Published: Tuesday, 25 March 2014

While graphene has previously been discounted as a thermal imaging material, new research from the University of Michigan has created a super-thin light detector

Infrared, or thermal, vision could soon be achieved through contact lenses after researchers at the University of Michigan, US, found a way to make a super-thin light detector out of graphene.

Graphene is a nano-material that can be produced synthetically or by using natural graphite as a parent material.

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