Nanomaterials-based UV photodetectors

Noushin Nasiri*, Antonio Tricoli

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we provide a comprehensive summary on the latest achievements in the design and fabrication of ultraviolet visible-blind photodetectors based on the nanostructured materials, and of some of their exciting applications. We commence by summarizing the fundamental performance indicators and figures of merit of photodetectors. We discuss the most common design layouts and their photodetection mechanisms. A detailed review of the utilization of zero-, one-, two-, and three-dimensional materials for the fabrication of advanced photodetectors is provided with focus on the most successful materials engineering strategies. The benefits of the various materials and designs are critically examined providing directions for future improvement and possible research directions. We conclude with a broad appraisal of the latest achievements and of the key milestones toward the development of the future generation of ultra-miniaturized, very low-power ultra-violet photodetectors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial applications of nanomaterials
EditorsSabu Thomas, Yves Grohens, Yasir Beeran Pottathara
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands; Oxford, UK; Cambridge, US
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780128157503
ISBN (Print)9780128157497
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Nanomaterials
  • One-dimensional
  • Photodetectors
  • Three-dimensional
  • Two-dimensional
  • Ultraviolet


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