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- Influence of Hydrothermal Synthesis Conditions and Device Configuration on the Photoresponse of UV Sensors Based on ZnO Nanorods
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- CONICET UNMdP
- Jozef Stefan Inst
- Ctr Tecnol Informação Renato Archer
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
- Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
- FAPESP: 05/59270-0
- Zinc oxide nanorods in the form of powder or nanostructured films were synthesized by the hydrothermal method using aqueous solutions. Once the synthesis time was completed, the reaction vessel was naturally cooled or submitted to a quenching process. X-ray diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy techniques were employed to characterize the crystallinity, morphology, and dimensions of the nanorods, as well as their growth direction. Suspensions of powder material were spin-coated over oxidized silicon substrates in order to obtain nanostructured layers. Photodetectors based on in-situ grown and spin-coated films were prepared in order to evaluate the influences of cooling rate and device configuration on the UV sensing characteristics. Spin-coated layers showed an excellent performance (current change by more than four orders of magnitude), better than nanorods grown directly on the substrate during the hydrothermal process. For both configurations, the sensitive layers built from quenched samples exhibited enhanced UV photoresponses when compared to the naturally cooled ones.
- IEEE Sensors Journal. Piscataway: IEEE-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, v. 11, n. 9, p. 1820-1825, 2011.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Cooling rate
- hydrothermal synthesis
- UV photodetectors
- zinc oxide
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