David Kirkpatrick

July 29, 2008

Nanowire lawns sense images

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:00 pm

From KurzweilAI.net — another nanotech breakthrough from researchers at the University of California at Berkeley.

Nanowire lawns make for sheets of image sensors
New Scientist news service, July 28, 2008

University of California, Berkeley researchers are growing a mixed “lawn” of two kinds of nanowires to make a new kind of cheap, high-quality image sensor array that could be made in meter-scale sheets.

The arrays are reliable, flexible and easy to scale up. They could be grown to form rolls of tape several meters in diameter with all the needed components to do active sensing, translate the data, and transmit it wirelessly.

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