High-performance solution-processed flexible Cu2O photodetector via UV-irradiation

Chun Ying Huang, Shu Han Yuan, Ting Ci Li, Wei Chen Tu

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Solution processing of metal oxide semiconductors (MOS) is widely used for electronic and optoelectronic applications. However, the high-temperature annealing process that is required for device-quality films is incompatible with a flexible substrate because plastics can be thermally damaged. This study fabricates a p-type Cu2O flexible photodetector (PD) with a metal-semiconductor-metal structure on a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate by irradiating a preheated precursor film with ultraviolet (UV) light. High-quality Cu2O crystals are formed on PET substrates by the charge transfer transition that is excited by the UV-irradiation at room temperature. An extremely high photo-to-dark current ratio (PDCR) of 1590 is achieved for a solution-processed Cu2O flexible PD. This flexible PD exhibits a relatively fast photoresponse (~0.2 s) and folds reproducibly after repeated bending for 500 cycles. This process does not require conventional high-temperature thermal annealing and is applicable to other solution-processed MOS, particularly those that are used for flexible electronic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number167949
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec

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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