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Fabrication of hybrid ultraviolet photodetector using organic polymer thin-film-coated TiO2 nanowires
Author(s): Saptadip Saha; Priyanath Das; Ajoy Kumar Chakraborty; Sharmistha Sarkar; Ruchira Debbarma
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Paper Abstract

Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) thin film (TF) was employed on TiO2 nanowires (NWs) to fabricate organic–inorganic hybrid UV photodetector (PD), and its properties were studied and compared with bare TiO2 NW-based PD. A maximum photoresponsivity of 20×10−3  A/W and a maximum external quantum efficiency of ∼3.15% were observed in the UV region at 370 nm (∼3.35  eV). Enhanced photon absorption was observed in the hybrid detector. The TF of PMMA, which is a π-conjugated polymer, increased the carrier lifetime and reduced recombination rate. The PMMA TF:TiO2 NWs hybrid UV detector shows excellent rectification, and light current/dark current ratio was measured to be ∼1.46 times in comparison to bare TiO2 NWs photodetector in the reverse bias condition from −1 to −10  V.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2016
PDF: 9 pages
J. Nanophoton. 10(2) 026011 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.10.026011
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 10, Issue 2
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Saptadip Saha, National Institute of Technology, Agartala (India)
Priyanath Das, National Institute of Technology, Agartala (India)
Ajoy Kumar Chakraborty, National Institute of Technology, Agartala (India)
Sharmistha Sarkar, National Institute of Technology, Agartala (India)
Ruchira Debbarma, National Institute of Technology, Agartala (India)

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