Ultraviolet photodetectlon properties of ZnO microtubes

Jiping Cheng, Ming Fu, Yunjin Zhang, Ruyan Guo

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Photodetectors based on wide-bandgap semiconductors have demonstrated several advantages over traditional ultraviolet (UV) detectors (photomultiplier tubes and Si-based UV detectors) such as low power consumption, high stability, and no need of other optical filters. ZnO stands a good chance of being a candidate material for solar-blind UV detection because of its direct bandgap of 3.37eV and high photoresponse. In this work, single crystal ZnO microtubes synthesized using a microwave-heating growth method and their UV photodetection properties were studied. The ZnO microtubes exhibited relatively fast UV photoresponse with a cut-off wavelength ∼370 nm, indicating their potential applications as high efficient and low cost UV detectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationZinc Oxide and Related Materials
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2007
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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