Photothermal Effect Induced Negative Photoconductivity and High Responsivity in Flexible Black Phosphorus Transistors

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Author(s)

  • Jinshui Miao
  • Bo Song
  • Qing Li
  • Le Cai
  • Suoming Zhang
  • Weida Hu
  • Chuan Wang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6048-6056
Journal / PublicationACS Nano
Volume11
Issue number6
Online published11 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This paper reports negative photoconductivity mechanism in flexible black phosphorus (BP) transistors built on freestanding polyimide film. Near-infrared laser (λ = 830 nm) excitation leads to significantly suppressed device on-state current with a very high responsivity of up to 53 A/W. The underlying mechanism of the negative photoconductivity is attributed to the strong photothermal effect induced by the low thermal conductivity of the polyimide substrate used. The heat generated by the infrared light illumination results in enhanced phonon scattering, reduced carrier mobility, and consequently negative photocurrent. Such a phenomenon was not observed in similar BP devices built on SiO2/Si substrates whose thermal conductivity is much higher. The above photothermal mechanism is also supported by temperature-dependent electrical characterization and device simulation. Such a flexible BP infrared photodetector with ultrahigh responsivity may find potential applications in future wearable and biointegrated imaging systems.

Research Area(s)

  • black phosphorus, flexible, infrared photodetectors, negative photoconductivity, photothermal effect

Citation Format(s)

Photothermal Effect Induced Negative Photoconductivity and High Responsivity in Flexible Black Phosphorus Transistors. / Miao, Jinshui; Song, Bo; Li, Qing et al.

In: ACS Nano, Vol. 11, No. 6, 27.06.2017, p. 6048-6056.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review