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December 29, 2012

Better Infrared Imaging with nanomembranes

A researcher has developed curved night-vision goggles using germanium nanomembranes. It has a curved surface that allows a wider field of view for pilots. They solved a background noise problem.

Another DOD project for the same researcher is development of imagers for military surveillance that span multiple spectra, combining infrared and visible light into a single image. They will use a heterogeneous semiconductor nanomembrane, stacking the two incompatible materials in each pixel of the new imager to layer IR and visible images on top of one another in a single image.





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