In this work, the use of a ZnO-nanowire (NW)-based heterojunction array structure for application to UV sensors is proposed. Nano-heterojunction arrays (NHAs) were formed via the oblique-angle sputtering deposition of p-type tin monoxide onto vertically aligned ZnO-NWs grown by hydrothermal growth (HTG). The current density-voltage (J-V) curve in darkness shows that the prepared SnO/ZnO-NW NHAs have rectifying current-voltage characteristics. They also exhibit a superior response to UV (254 nm) light illumination. The optoelectronic properties of the SnO/ ZnO-NW NHAs with different SnO thicknesses (50-1000 nm) under different UV light intensities (2-6mW/cm2) were investigated and discussed. UV sensitivity (IUV=Idark) as high as 8.5 was obtained.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)