UV phototransistors-based upon spray coated and sputter deposited ZnO TFTs

Kumar, D., Gomes, T. C., Alves, N., Fugikawa-Santos, L., Smith, G. C. and Kettle, J. (2020) UV phototransistors-based upon spray coated and sputter deposited ZnO TFTs. IEEE Sensors Journal, 20(14), pp. 7532-7539. (doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.2983418)

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Abstract

A comparison of Zinc Oxide (ZnO) phototransistors prepared by spray and sputter coating process is presented. The work shows that spray coated layers provide significant advantages in sensor response over ZnO phototransistors made by physical vapour deposition and we show that spray deposited ZnO phototransistors can exhibit state-of-the-art performances for UV photodetectors. Topographic images of the samples surface shows that there is increase in surface roughness in spray coated samples indicating increasing grain sizes, which is considered the source of the greater sensor responsivity. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is also used to understand the root cause of the greater UV responsivity. It was observed that sprayed ZnO TFTs are more sensitive to UV radiation due to higher adsorption of oxygen level. Responsivity and external quantum efficiency (EQE) of the sprayed and sputtered ZnO TFTs are also evaluated.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kettle, Dr Jeff
Authors: Kumar, D., Gomes, T. C., Alves, N., Fugikawa-Santos, L., Smith, G. C., and Kettle, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Sensors Journal
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1530-437X
ISSN (Online):1558-1748
Published Online:26 March 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Sensors Journal 20(14):7532-7539
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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