Solution-Processed UV and Visible Photodetectors Based on Y-Doped ZnO Nanowires with TiO2 Nanosheets and Au Nanoparticles

Cheng Liang Hsu, Hsin Yu Wu, Chung Cheng Fang, Sheng Po Chang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)


Various chemical solutions were employed to fabricate the Au nanoparticles (NPs), TiO2 nanosheets, and Y-doped ZnO nanowires on glass substrates via the photochemical, sol-gel, and hydrothermal methods, respectively. The core-shell of the TiO2/ZnO:Y nanowires was dusted with Au nanoparticles. The ultrathin (2.48-7.02 nm) TiO2 nanosheet has a noncrystalline structure, and the various sizes (3.0-33.91 nm) of Au NPs enhanced the light absorption ability. The Au nanoparticles/TiO2 nanosheet/ZnO:Y nanowires featured a high UV on/off ratio of 1786.0 and various visible photoresponses of 154.1-27.3 with a variety of LEDs. Apparently, the coated noncrystalline TiO2 nanosheet improved the response speed. The external quantum efficiency of the sample was ∼5.1% and offered a higher responsivity in the visible light region due to the localized surface plasmon resonance effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2087-2095
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Energy Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Solution-Processed UV and Visible Photodetectors Based on Y-Doped ZnO Nanowires with TiO<sub>2</sub> Nanosheets and Au Nanoparticles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this