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Ultrasensitive solution-processed perovskite hybrid photodetectors

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In this work, we demonstrate high performance photodetectors based on organometal halide perovskite materials in a “conventional” device architecture. Due to the excellent intrinsic optical and electrical properties of perovskite materials, high photoresponsivities from 375 nm to 800 nm were obtained. By additionally modifying a sol–gel processed TiO2 compact layer with a solution-processed [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PC61BM), the performance of the perovskite photodetectors is further improved through simultaneously enhancing the photocurrent via facilitating the charge carrier transport at the CH3NH3PbI3/PC61BM interfaces, and suppressing the dark current densities by passivating the inhomogeneous TiO2 film. As a result, external quantum efficiencies over 80% and detectivities greater than 4 × 1012 cm Hz1/2 W−1 are obtained from 375 nm to 800 nm. In addition, on account of the “conventional” structure of the device, as well as the low-temperature solution-processed nature of each layer, our perovskite photodetectors exhibit much superior compatibility with large-scale commercialization methods.

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The article was received on 09 Mar 2015, accepted on 06 May 2015 and first published on 08 May 2015

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC00673B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 6600-6606
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    Ultrasensitive solution-processed perovskite hybrid photodetectors

    C. Liu, K. Wang, C. Yi, X. Shi, P. Du, A. W. Smith, A. Karim and X. Gong, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 6600
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TC00673B

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