We developed a method to prepare photoconductive channels of hybrid nanostructures based on Au nanohemispheres (Au NHs) and cadmium sulfide nanowires (CdS NWs) for photoconductive applications. The hybrid nanostructures exhibited enhanced absorbance, which was attributed to the strong electronic coupling between plasmons in Au NHs and excitons in CdS NWs. The photoconductive channels based on the hybrid nanostructures showed an increase in photocurrent level by ∼5× compared to bare CdS NWs. Because our strategy can be utilized to improve the photoconductivity of quite versatile photoconductive channels, it can be a powerful method for the development of various advanced optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- General Energy
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films