Israeli researchers develop infrared film for smartphones & more

Nanotech lab creates method to produce lightweight inexpensive night-vision goggles…

By Shoshanna Solomon

Ben-Gurion University researcher Prof. Gabby Sarusi demonstrates his infrared sensor technology on March 5, 2018 (Shoshanna Solomon/Times of Israel)“Online — Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev say they have developed low-cost infrared sensors that can be used to create the world’s thinnest night-vision glasses as well as revolutionize smartphones and self-driving cars.

“Prof. Gabby Sarusi, faculty member in the Unit of Electro-Optical Engineering and the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, has developed a stamp-like device of which one side reads 1,500-nanometer infrared wavelengths, and converts them to images that are visible to the human eye on the other side of the stamp.

“This stamp — basically a film that is half a micron in thickness — is composed of nano-metric layers, nano-columns and metal foil, which transform infrared images into visible images.”

Learn more online at