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

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  • Sabina M. Hatch
  • Joe Briscoe
  • Steve Dunn
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-871
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2012


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.

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