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Novel ultrasensitive imaging sensors based on graphene-quantum dot hybrid technology

Objective

Sensing and imaging in the short-wave infrared (SWIR) lies at the heart of safety and security applications in automotive vision systems for driver safety, food and pharmaceutical inspection, civil and military surveillance, night vision applications and environmental monitoring.

This project aims to develop a novel type of low-cost and extremely sensitive photodetector platform to be implemented in CMOS-compatible image sensor arrays for visible and infrared light. The basic building block of the array consists of phototransistors based on a graphene channel with a colloidal quantum dot layer used as a photogating layer. This hybrid system enables very high sensitivities, as well as high photodetection gain with important additional advantages such as its low-cost production and the potential of its integration on thin, transparent and flexible substrates. These hybrid phototransistors are fully compatible with silicon and CMOS technologies, which strongly reduces the cost for the development and production of the detection system as well as the electronics.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/two-dimensional nanostructures/graphene

Call for proposal

ERC-2013-PoC
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA(POC) - Supporting action (Proof of Concept)

Host institution

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 149 963
Administrative Contact
Dolors Mateu (Ms.)

Beneficiaries (1)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 149 963
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dolors Mateu (Ms.)