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High-Speed, Self-Biased Broadband Photodetector-Based on a Solution-Processed Ag Nanowire/Si Schottky Junction

High-Speed, Self-Biased Broadband Photodetector-Based on a Solution-Processed Ag Nanowire/Si Schottky Junction
Junsin Yi, Joondong Kim, Hong-Sik Kim, Mohit Kumar, Malkeshkumar Patel
In this work, we demonstrate the effectiveness of Ag nanowires (AgNWs) to design a high-speed broadband photodetector. A simple AgNW solution was spin-coated on a Si substrate to form a Schottky junction. The junction properties were investigated using current–voltage characteristics and Mott–Schottky analysis. The present device had a remarkably fast response speed, e.g., rising time τr = 784 ns and fall time τf = 92 μs, with good reproducibility over a wide range of switching frequencies (50 Hz–50 kHz). Such a high performance was attributed to the strong electric field created at the AgNW/Si interface without an external electric field, enabling the efficient separation of photogenerated electron–hole pairs. The present study will open a new avenue to design future optoelectronic devices and energy devices including solar cells.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b14250

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b14250

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