A zinc oxide nanowire(ZnO NW)-embedded Schottky diode was fabricated for UV detection. Two types of devices were prepared. The ZnO NW was positioned onto asymmetric metal electrodes (Al and Pt) for a Schottky device or symmetric metal electrodes (Al and Al) for an ohmic device, respectively. The Schottky device provided a rectifying current flow and was more sensitive to UV illumination than the ohmic device. The Schottky barrier plays an important role for UV detection by a UV-induced barrier reduction effect. The fabrication of the ZnO NW-embedded Schottky diode and the UV reaction mechanism are discussed in light of the UV light-induced Schottky barrier reduction effect.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering