Quantum dots could boost performance of mobile phone cameras

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 16:56 in Physics & Chemistry

(PhysOrg.com) -- As it's becoming more and more difficult for silicon alone to improve the sensors used in today's digital cameras, a new material may be emerging from physics labs to provide a large performance boost for digital cameras. QuantumFilm, which is made of quantum dots, could offer four times better performance and twice the dynamic range of existing silicon sensors, claim its developers at Menlo, Calif.-based start-up company InVisage.

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