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Title: Ultrafast and sensitive photodetector based on a PtSe2/silicon nanowire array heterojunction with a multiband spectral response from 200 to 1550 nm
Authors: Zeng, LH 
Lin, SH 
Lou, ZH
Yuan, HY 
Long, H 
Li, YY 
Lu, W 
Lau, SP 
Wu, D
Tsang, YH 
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Source: NPG Asia materials, 25 Apr. 2018, v. 10, p. 352-362 How to cite?
Journal: NPG Asia materials 
Abstract: The newly discovered Group-10 transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) like PtSe2 have promising applications in high-performance microelectronic and optoelectronic devices due to their high carrier mobilities, widely tunable bandages and ultrastabilities. However, the optoelectronic performance of broadband PtSe2 photodetectors integrated with silicon remains undiscovered. Here, we report the successful preparation of large-scale, uniform and vertically grown PtSe2 films by simple selenization method for the design of a PtSe2/Si nanowire array heterostructure, which exhibited a very good photoresponsivity of 12.65 A/W, a high specific detectivity of 2.5 x 10(13) Jones at -5 V and fast rise/fall times of 10.1/19.5 mu s at 10 kHz without degradation while being capable of responding to high frequencies of up to 120 kHz. Our work has demonstrated the compatibility of PtSe2 with the existing silicon technology and ultrabroad band detection ranging from deep ultraviolet to optical telecommunication wavelengths, which can largely cover the limitations of silicon detectors. Further investigation of the device revealed pronounced photovoltaic behavior at 0 V, making it capable of operating as a self-powered photodetector. Overall, this representative PtSe2/Si nanowire array-based photodetector offers great potential for applications in next-generation optoelectronic and electronic devices.
ISSN: 1884-4049
EISSN: 1884-4057
DOI: 10.1038/s41427-018-0035-4
Rights: © The Author(s) 2018
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