Solar-irradiation photodetectors based on ZnO nanoparticles with gold and indium electrodes

Yow-Jon Lin, Yao Ming Chen, Hsing Cheng Chang, Ya Hui Chen

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Abstract

The optoelectronic properties of the In/ZnO nanoparticles/In and Au/ZnO nanoparticles/Au devices under illumination by sunlight are determined. ZnO nanoparticles were prepared by the sol–gel method. It is shown that the value of photosensitivity for Au/ZnO nanoparticles/Au devices is larger than the value of photosensitivity for In/ZnO nanoparticles/In devices. This is because of the formation of the depletion region at the Au/ZnO interfaces. In order to understand the relationship between the visible-emission absorption and photosensitivity, sub-gap state generation is used to describe the mechanism for the sensitivity of ZnO nanoparticles to solar irradiation. A direct link between the sensitivity to solar irradiation, oxygen vacancies and the photo-response time is established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalOptik
Volume142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1

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Indium
Photodetectors
Gold
indium
photometers
Irradiation
gold
Nanoparticles
nanoparticles
Electrodes
irradiation
Photosensitivity
electrodes
photosensitivity
sensitivity
Oxygen vacancies
sunlight
Optoelectronic devices
depletion
Lighting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lin, Yow-Jon ; Chen, Yao Ming ; Chang, Hsing Cheng ; Chen, Ya Hui. / Solar-irradiation photodetectors based on ZnO nanoparticles with gold and indium electrodes. In: Optik. 2017 ; Vol. 142. pp. 61-67.
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