Goswami, Lalit and Aggarwal, Neha and Singh, Manjri and Verma, Rajni and Vashishtha, Pargam and Jain, Shubhendra K. and Tawale, Jai and Pandey, Rajeshwari and Gupta, Govind (2020) GaN Nanotowers Grown on Si (111) and Functionalized with Au Nanoparticles and ZnO Nanorods for Highly Responsive UV Photodetectors. ACS Applied Nano Material, 3 (8). pp. 8104-8116. ISSN 2574-0970

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Vertically aligned GaN nanotowers (NTs) were grown on the Si (111) substrate by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy to design a highly responsive ultraviolet (UV) photodetector. The UV detector fabricated on a bare GaN-NT array yielded highly sensitive and repeatable device characteristics attributed by high responsivity (R), low noise equivalent power (NEP), and a high external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 484.77 A/W, 1.76 x 10(-13) W.Hz(-1/2), and 1.85 X 10(5) %, respectively. Furthermore, the developed UV photodetector demonstrated fast response with excellent stability when functionalized with Au nanoparticles and ZnO nanorods. This hybridized GaN-NT-based device with ZnO nanorods and Au nanoparticles significantly accelerated the performance of the device where a prominent threeorder reduction under dark current is observed along with gigantic R, lower NEP, and an extremely enhanced EQE of 7042 A/W, 1.84 X 10(-14) W.Hz(-1/2), and 2.7 X 10(6)%, respectively. The mechanism elaborating the enhanced device performance with a localized surface plasmon effect has been discussed through an energy band diagram. The fabricated highly sensitive device can lead the path toward future optoelectronic applications of integrated III-nitride technology.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s American Chemical Society.
Subjects: Multidisciplinary
Materials Science
Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 11:30
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 11:30
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/4735

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