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Doping controlled pyro-phototronic effect in self-powered zinc oxide photodetector for enhancement of photoresponse

Boruah, Buddha Deka and Majji, Shanmukh Naidu and Nandi, Sukanta and Misra, Abha (2018) Doping controlled pyro-phototronic effect in self-powered zinc oxide photodetector for enhancement of photoresponse. In: NANOSCALE, 10 (7). pp. 3451-3459.

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Abstract

The pyro-phototronic effect can be used in pyroelectric semiconductor materials to significantly contribute in enhancing the self-powered photoresponse of photodetectors (PDs) via modulation of the photo-generated charge density. The pyro-phototronic effect in zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods (NRs) was exploited thoroughly by doping with halogen elements, such as fluorine, chlorine (Cl), bromine and iodine. Cl-doped ZnO NRs (Cl : ZnO NRs) induces a large number of free charge carriers to enhance the self-powered photoresponse behavior (nearly 333% enhancement in response current) due to the pyro-phototronic effect as compared to pristine ZnO NRs. Moreover, 405% enhancement in pyrocurrent was measured for the Cl : ZnO NRs PD under a ultraviolet illumination intensity of 3 mW cm(-2), as compared to 0.3 mW cm(-2), in the absence of external bias voltage. Furthermore, other photoresponse parameters such as responsivity, external quantum efficiency and specific detectivity are measured to be higher due to the pyro-phototronic effect. Therefore, this study reveals the direct use of the pyro-phototronic effect to enhance the self-powered photoresponse.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for the article belong to ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
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Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 18:28
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 18:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59245

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