Ultraviolet photodetectors with low temperature synthesized vertical ZnO nanowires

Cheng Liang Hsu, Shoou Jinn Chang, Yan Ru Lin, Pin Chou Li, Tzer Shen Lin, Song Yeu Tsai, Tsung Heng Lu, I. Cherng Chen

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Vertical single-crystal ZnO nanowires of were grown on ZnO:Ga/glass template by self-catalyzed vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) process at a low temperature of 520 °C. It was found that length of these ZnO nanowires was around 2.0 μm while the diameter of these nanowires was in between 70 and 150 nm. It was also found that the ZnO nanowires were structurally uniform, defect free and well oriented with pure wurtzite structure. UV photodetectors were then fabricated using a simple scheme. It was found that photocurrent to dark current contrast ratio of our ZnO nanowires photodetector was 67.5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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