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A non-volatile “programmable” transparent multilevel ultra-violet perovskite photodetector

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Due to their outstanding physical properties, perovskite materials are considered to be promising semiconductors for next-generation optoelectronics. However, these materials are often unstable under an ambient atmosphere and ultra-violet illumination. Therefore, the construction of an air-stable visible light transparent perovskite-based ultra-violet photodetector is still highly challenging. In this study, we go beyond the conventional operation of photodetectors by utilizing the undesired hysteresis loop in the typical current–voltage characteristics of perovskites and design a (C4H9NH3)2PbBr4-based high-performance visible transparent programmable ultra-violet photodetector. The photodetector shows multiple operating levels and can switch from one level to another with a short electric pulse. The photodetector exhibits a fast response time of ∼2 ms, good responsivity of ∼32 mA W−1 and detectivity of 8.5 × 108 Jones with a low working voltage of 0.5 V. Moreover, the photodetector shows long-term stability, and the optoelectronic performance is retained under ambient conditions. This breakthrough in the controlled tunable features opens a new avenue for the development of multipurpose transparent optoelectronic devices.

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The article was received on 08 Mar 2018, accepted on 15 May 2018 and first published on 16 May 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR01959B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 11392-11396
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    A non-volatile “programmable” transparent multilevel ultra-violet perovskite photodetector

    M. Kumar, H. Kim, D. Y. Park, M. S. Jeong and J. Kim, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 11392
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NR01959B

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