Recovery of thermal-degraded ZnO photodetector by embedding nano silver oxide nanoparticles

Zhan Shuo Hu, Fei Yi Hung, Kuan Jen Chen, Shoou Jinn Chang, Wei Kang Hsieh, Tsai Yu Liao, Tse Pu Chen

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The degraded performance of annealed ZnO-based photodetector can be recovered by embedding Ag 2 O nanoparticles resulted from the transformation of as-deposited Ag layer. After thermal treatment, the electrons were attracted at the interface between ZnO and Ag 2 O. The excess Ag + ions form the cluster to incorporate into the interstitial sites of ZnO lattice to create a larger amount of lattice defects for the leakage path. The photo-current of ZnO film with Ag 2 O nanoparticles is less than annealed ZnO film because the photo-induced electrons would flow into Ag 2 O side. ZnO photodetector with the appropriate Ag 2 O nanoparticles possesses the best rejection ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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