A self-powered ZnO-nanorod/CuSCN UV photodetector exhibiting rapid response

Sabina M. Hatch, Joe Briscoe, Steve Dunn

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    The pre-existing Fermi level alignment between ZnO and CuSCN semiconductors gives rise to the two key elements needed for a self-powered, binary-response UV- sensor: photovoltaic behavior and low turn-on bias. Nanosecond response times, self-powered performance, and long-term stability, coupled with scalable, inexpensive fabrication on the nanoscale, offer currently unmatched progression towards self-sufficient nanoscale systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)867-871
    Number of pages5
    JournalAdvanced Materials
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2012


    • CuSCN
    • self-powered devices
    • UV photodetectors
    • ZnO nanorods


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