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Ultraviolet photodetector with high internal gain enhanced by TiO₂/SrTiO₃ heterojunction.


PMID 22418469

Abstract

In this letter, TiO₂ nanocrystalline film was prepared on SrTiO₃ (001) substrate to form an n-n heterojunction active layer. Interdigitated Au electrodes were deposited on the top of TiO₂ film to fabricate modified HMSM (heterojunction metal-semiconductor-metal) ultraviolet photodetector. At 10 V bias, the dark current of the detector was only 0.2 nA and the responsivity was 46.1 A/W at 260 nm. The rise and fall times of the device were 3.5 ms and 1.4 s, respectively. The TiO₂/SrTiO₃ heterojunction contributed a lot to the high responsivity and reduced the fall time, which improved the device performance effectively. These results demonstrate the excellent application of TiO₂/SrTiO₃ heterojunction in fabricating high performance UV photodetectors.