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UV photodetector based on nanorods and zinc oxide films


UV photodetector based on nanorods and zinc oxide films

D.A. Zhilin, N.V. Lyanguzov, E.M. Kaidashev

Incoming article date: 11.11.2013

With the use of pulsed laser deposition and carbothermal synthesis а photosensitive structure on the basis of the Schottky barrier Au/ZnO(nanorods)/ZnO(film)/ZnO(nanorods)/Au was obtained. The parameters of the carbothermal method of synthesis of nanorods ZnO were optimized. Under directly applied bias of 7V current sensitivity of luminous flux for this photodetector is observed in the UV and visible regions of the spectrum, and is 0.14 A/W - for 325 nm and 0.18 A/W - to 405 nm, which means that this structure has the ability of potential applications in various fields for the control of UV radiation (for example, for the monitoring of solar UV radiation, control of UV radiation in air and disinfecting water devices).

Keywords: ZnO nanorods, Schottky barrier, photodetector, photosensitivity