Flexible photodiodes constructed with CdTe nanoparticle thin films and single ZnO nanowires on plastics

Kiyeol Kwak, Kyoungah Cho, Sangsig Kim

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We construct a flexible pn heterostructured photodiode using a CdTe nanoparticle thin film and a single ZnO nanowire (NW) on a plastic substrate. The photocurrent characteristics of the flexible photodiode are examined under illumination with 325nm wavelength light and the photocurrent efficiencies at bias voltages of ± 2.5V are estimated to be 8.0 and 2.1νAW -1 under forward and reverse bias conditions, respectively. The photocurrent generation of the pn heterostructured photodiode is dominantly associated with the transport of the photogenerated charge carriers in the single ZnO NW. Furthermore, the operations of our flexible photodiode are investigated in the upwardly and downwardly bent states, as well as in the flat state.

Original languageEnglish
Article number415204
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 14


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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