Mishra, Monu and Gundimeda, Abhiram and Krishna, Shibin and Aggarwal, Neha and Goswami, Lalit and Gahtori, Bhasker and Bhattacharyya, Biplab and Husale, Sudhir and Gupta, Govind (2018) Surface-Engineered Nanostructure-Based Efficient Nonpolar GaN Ultraviolet Photodetectors. ACS Omega, 3 (2). pp. 2304-2311. ISSN 2470-1343

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Surface-engineered nanostructured nonpolar (1120) gallium nitride (GaN)-based high-performance ultraviolet (UV) photodetectors (PDs) have been fabricated. The surface morphology of a nonpolar GaN film was modified from pyramidal shape to flat and trigonal nanorods displaying facets along different crystallographic planes. We report the ease of enhancing the photocurrent (5.5-fold) and responsivity (6-fold) of the PDs using a simple and convenient wet chemicaletching-induced surface engineering. The fabricated metal-semiconductor-metal structure-based surface-engineered UV PD exhibited a significant increment in detectivity, that is, from 0.43 to 2.83 ( x10(8)) Jones, and showed a very low noiseequivalent power (similar to 10(-10) W Hz(-1/2)). The reliability of the nanostructured PD was ensured via fast switching with a response and decay time of 332 and 995 ms, which were more than five times faster with respect to the unetched pyramidal structure-based UV PD. The improvement in device performance was attributed to increased light absorption, efficient transport of photogenerated carriers, and enhancement in conduction cross section via elimination of recombination/trap centers related to defect states. Thus, the proposed method could be a promising approach to enhance the performance of GaN-based PD technology.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s American Chemical Society.
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 07:15
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 07:15
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4023

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