2D Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Thin Films for Flexible UV-Visible Photodetectors

Dhinesh Velusamy, Mohammed Haque, Manas R. Parida, Fan Zhang, Tao Wu, Omar F. Mohammed, Husam N. Alshareef

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Flexible 2D inorganic MoS and organic g-CN hybrid thin film photodetectors with tunable composition and photodetection properties are developed using simple solution processing. The hybrid films fabricated on paper substrate show broadband photodetection suitable for both UV and visible light with good responsivity, detectivity, and reliable and rapid photoswitching characteristics comparable to monolayer devices. This excellent performance is retained even after the films are severely deformed at a bending radius of ≈2 mm for hundreds of cycles. The detailed charge transfer and separation processes at the interface between the 2D materials in the hybrid films are confirmed by femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy with broadband capability.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1605554
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number15
StatePublished - Feb 13 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Research reported in this publication was supported by King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). Also, part of this work was supported by Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (Grant No. RGC/3/2470-01). The authors wish to thank the staff of the Imaging & Characterization Core Laboratory at KAUST for their excellent support.


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