Enhanced Ultraviolet Photodetector Based on Mg-Doped ZnO Nanorods Films


  • Hussein Abdullah Hameed Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa, IRAQ




pure ZnO nanorods Mg doping ZnO nanorods, MSM Photodetector, hydrothermal method, nanotubes.


Magnesium-doped zinc oxide (ZnO: Mg) nanorods and nanotubes films were prepared by hydrothermal method deposited on glass substrates. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), photoluminescence (PL), and optical absorption spectroscopy (UV) were performed to characterize the prepared films. X-ray diffraction analysis showed a decrease in the lattice parameters of Mg doped ZnO NRs. The Photoluminescence of the undoped and Mg-doped ZnO NRs displayed a near band edge. At 10 V bias, the metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) ultraviolet (UV) photodetector performance of the Mg-doped ZnO prepared for various Mg concentrations of 0.0, 0.02, and 0.06 was investigated under radiation of 40μW/cm2 at the wavelengths of 365 and 385 nm UV light. The responsivity, detectivity and quantum efficiency of Mg-doped based on MSM detector were 0.118A/W, 1.0579*1012 and 40.05157 under UV of wavelength 365nm respectively.


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H. A. Hameed, “Enhanced Ultraviolet Photodetector Based on Mg-Doped ZnO Nanorods Films”, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 158–167, Mar. 2019, doi: 10.23851/mjs.v29i3.636.

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