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Black Phosphorous Photodetectors

  • Hui Qiao
  • Chenguang Duan
  • Zongyu Huang
  • Xiang QiEmail author
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Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Abstract

As a new two-dimensional material, black phosphorus (BP) has a direct band gap that can be controlled with the change of the number of layers, good light absorption rate and excellent electron mobility making it a good application in the field of photodetectors. To date, many studies on BP photodetectors have been reported and have demonstrated excellent photoresponsive performance. Here, we have a comprehensive summary and review of research reports on BP-based photodetectors. We first briefly summarize the structural characteristics, optical and electronic properties of BP. Then BP-based photodetectors are divided into three categories according to the structure of the material and the configuration of the device (BP photodetectors, BP heterojunction photodetectors, photoelectrochemical (PEC)-type BP photodetectors) for summary and description. Finally, the research status of BP-based photodetectors is summarized, and its future development direction is prospected. The content of this chapter can give readers a comprehensive understanding of BP-based photodetectors, and has certain guiding significance for the further development of photodetectors.

Keywords

Black phosphorus Photodetectors Heterojunction Photoelectrochemical 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Provincial Natural Science Foundation of Hunan (No. 2016JJ2132), Science and Technology Program of Xiangtan (No. CXY-ZD20172002), and the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (IRT_17R91)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hui Qiao
    • 1
  • Chenguang Duan
    • 1
  • Zongyu Huang
    • 1
  • Xiang Qi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Hunan Key Laboratory of Micro-Nano Energy Materials and Devices, Laboratory for Quantum Engineering and Micro-Nano Energy Technology, School of Physics and OptoelectronicXiangtan UniversityHunanPeople’s Republic of China

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