PhD student Maria del Rocio Camacho-Morales. Photo by Stuart Hay.

PhD student Maria del Rocio Camacho-Morales. Photo by Stuart Hay.

Nano crystals turn darkness into light

ANU scientists have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-weight night-vision glasses.

Professor Dragomir Neshev from ANU said the new night-vision glasses could replace the cumbersome and bulky night-vision binoculars currently in use.