Cameras Five Times More Sensitive to Light? An Ultrasensitive Molybdenum-Based Image Sensor Developed
June 12, 2013 — 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 molybdenite (MoS2), and they have been exploring its potential in various technological applications ever since. This promising candidate for replacing silicon has now been integrated in a prototype of an image sensor.