Photocurrent in ZnO nanowires grown from Au electrodes

Kihyun Keem, Hyunsuk Kim, Gyu Tae Kim, Jong Soo Lee, Byungdon Min, Kyoungah Cho, Man Young Sung, Sangsig Kim

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The ZnO nanowires, grown from two Au electrodes, were networked to allow the mechanism of photoconduction. It was found that the photocurrents through the nanowires excited by both the below-gap and above-gap light are surface-related. The rise and decay times of the photoresponses show that the trapping time of electrons ranges from 10 ms to several hours. The results show that the I-V characteristics of the photocurrent under the illumination of the below-gap light are Schottky, while those under the illumination of the above-gap light are ohmic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4376-4378
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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