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Zinc Oxide Ultraviolet Photodetectors: A Rapid Progress Towards Conventional to Self-powered

Abstract

Currently, the development of ultraviolet (UV) photodetectors (PDs) have drawn potential impact in the research community because of a vest range of applications in the modern society. Variety of wide-band gap nanomaterials have been devoted for UV detection to achieve higher photosensitivity and specifically, zinc oxide nanomaterials have drawn potential impact because of additional properties primarily piezo-phototronic and pyro-phototronic effects, which allows in fabricating high-performance and low power consumption-based UV PDs. This article primarily focuses on the recent development of ZnO nanostructures-based UV PDs range from nanomaterials to architectural device designing. A brief overview of the photoresponse characteristics of UV PDs and potential ZnO nanostructures are covered. Recent development of self-powered PDs and implementation of piezo-phototronic effect, plasmonic effect as well as pyro-phototronic effect for performance assistance are mainly highlighted. Moreover, the research perspectives and future research direction related to ZnO nanostructures for next-generation UV PDs are summarized.

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2019, accepted on 28 Mar 2019 and first published on 02 Apr 2019


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00130A
Citation: Nanoscale Adv., 2019, Accepted Manuscript
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    Zinc Oxide Ultraviolet Photodetectors: A Rapid Progress Towards Conventional to Self-powered

    B. Deka Boruah, Nanoscale Adv., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00130A

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