Enhanced Photocarrier Generation with Selectable Wavelengths by M-Decorated-CuInS 2 Nanocrystals (M = Au and Pt) Synthesized in a Single Surfactant Process on MoS 2 Bilayers

Shin Yi Tang, Henry Medina, Yu Ting Yen, Chia Wei Chen, Tzu Yi Yang, Kung-Hwa Wei, Yu Lun Chueh*

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Abstract

A facile approach for the synthesis of Au- and Pt-decorated CuInS 2 nanocrystals (CIS NCs) as sensitizer materials on the top of MoS 2 bilayers is demonstrated. A single surfactant (oleylamine) is used to prepare such heterostructured noble metal decorated CIS NCs from the pristine CIS. Such a feasible way to synthesize heterostructured noble metal decorated CIS NCs from the single surfactant can stimulate the development of the functionalized heterostructured NCs in large scale for practical applications such as solar cells and photodetectors. Photodetectors based on MoS 2 bilayers with the synthesized nanocrystals display enhanced photocurrent, almost 20–40 times higher responsivity and the On/Off ratio is enlarged one order of magnitude compared with the pristine MoS 2 bilayers-based photodetectors. Remarkably, by using Pt- or Au-decorated CIS NCs, the photocurrent enhancement of MoS 2 photodetectors can be tuned between blue (405 nm) to green (532 nm). The strategy described here acts as a perspective to significantly improve the performance of MoS 2 -based photodetectors with the controllable absorption wavelengths in the visible light range, showing the feasibility of the possible color detection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1803529
JournalSmall
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • MoS
  • carrier generation
  • heterostructured noble metal-CuInS nanocrystals (CIS NCs)
  • photodetectors
  • responsivity

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