Synergetic Accrual of Lamellar Nanohybrids for Band-Selective Photodetection

Aaryashree, Pankaj Sharma, Biswajit Mandal, Ankan Biswas, Manoj K. Manna, Sayan Maiti, Apurba K. Das, Shaibal Mukherjee

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Nanostructured blends of inorganic and organic materials could unwind unique properties and boost performance over each individual constituent. We demonstrate here a hybrid photodetector containing ZnO and functionalized oligo(p-phenylenevinylene), which was deposited electrochemically onto an electrode. XRD results reveal that the conjugates formed are lamellar in nature. As photodetectors, room-temperature responsivity as high as 0.2 AW-1 at 330 nm with a bias of -20 V, the maximum external quantum efficiency of 75% at -20 V bias and 100 times increase in the light current upon UV illumination of 325 nm, have been observed. These values perpetrate a future of a high-performance hybrid photodetector which could be cost-effective and environmentally benign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14037-14044
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 6
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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