Re: Black silicon with 100x the sensitivity of normal silicon

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Don Stauffer, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Don Stauffer

    Don Stauffer Guest

    Alfred Molon wrote:
    > Apparently a new material has been developed which has 100 times the
    > sensitivity of standard silicon (sorry article in German only):
    >
    > http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Schwarzes-Silizium-Sensor-Material-der-
    > Zukunft--/meldung/126940
    >
    > Not sure what this means exactly - perhaps that future cameras will have
    > a base ISO of 10000 and will go up to ISO 160000, 320000 or 640000?



    I think silicon already has a quantum efficiency of better than 30%.
    Seems to me the maximum sensitivity possible could only be three times that.
     
    Don Stauffer, Feb 6, 2009
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  2. Don Stauffer

    Paul Furman Guest

    Alfred Molon wrote:
    > In article <498c53be$0$33218$>, Don Stauffer
    > says...
    >> Alfred Molon wrote:
    >>> Apparently a new material has been developed which has 100 times the
    >>> sensitivity of standard silicon (sorry article in German only):
    >>>
    >>> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Schwarzes-Silizium-Sensor-Material-der-
    >>> Zukunft--/meldung/126940
    >>>
    >>> Not sure what this means exactly - perhaps that future cameras will have
    >>> a base ISO of 10000 and will go up to ISO 160000, 320000 or 640000?

    >>
    >> I think silicon already has a quantum efficiency of better than 30%.
    >> Seems to me the maximum sensitivity possible could only be three times that.

    >
    > Well, this graph
    > http://1.2.3.9/bmi/www.heise.de/bilder/126940/0/1
    >
    > shows an improvement in responsivity (A/W) of about 100 with respect to
    > standard silicon. The vertical scale is logarythmic.


    That link is funky, try: http://www.heise.de/bilder/126940/0/1
    What's the source for that?

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    Paul Furman, Feb 8, 2009
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