Quantum film threatens to replace CMOS image chips

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  1. dhilberg

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    I found this while browsing the feeds this morning:
    Slashdot Technology Story | Quantum Film Might Replace CMOS Sensors

    Original article here (much more detail):
    EETimes.com - Quantum film threatens to replace CMOS image chips

    I though it was pretty interesting.

     
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    that would definitely be interesting if it's able to keep the image quality up.
     
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    In the words of some famous guy: "I'll believe it when I see it."

    It sounds like it's real, but before I see a picture made with it, I won't be doing any stock trading.
     
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    It's funny how buzz words and talking points catch on. Everyone on the internet is using the word "threaten" in describing this. It sounds like great stuff. I don't get the threat. Seems like a wonderful succession of technology to me, if it pans out. Threat? I hope it's a promise!
     
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    Well, maybe.

    The whole thing is predicated on a quasiparticle, the exciton.

    These guys are playing in condensed matter physics. Think Bose-Einstein condensates.

    It would seem as long as they can limit the energy dissipation of the exciton due to interaction with the phonon bath and/or the energy carried away by radiation they won't have any problems with the excitons propagating through molecular crystal.
     
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    :lol:

    But what do you really think?
     
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    It looks too much like "e-film" for me to get my hopes up. Anyone else remember e-film?

    E Film
     
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    He thinks the retro encabulator may be more useful for photography:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBp5ag6SJH4]YouTube - Allen-Bradley Retro Entabulator[/ame]


    But seriously buzzwords are only buzzwords to people who don't deal with them. I'd hate to know what mark my thesis would have gotten if I didn't write "Improvement of a Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser, Self-Mixing based parallel metering system.

    I kid you not that was the title. My family said it wreaked of buzzwords. My advisor said it explains everything in one line. :lol:
     

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