Sonochemical synthesis and photocurrent of HgTe nanoparticles

Hyunsuk Kim, Kyoungah Cho, Hyunwoo Song, Jin Hyoung Kim, Jun Woo Lee, Jong Soo Lee, Byungdon Min, Sung Hyun Kim, Sangsig Kim

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We report the sonochemical synthesis of mercury telluride (HgTe) nanoparticles and the photocurrents of these nanoparticles and their organic hybrid system. The HgTe nanoparticles were about 5 nm in size and their lattice structure was cubic. Poly(N-vinylcarbazole)(PVK) was added to the HgTe nanoparticles for the formation of an inorganic(HgTe)-organic(PVK) hybrid system. The room-temperature photocurrents of the HgTe nanoparticles and the HgTe-PVK hybrid system were compared in this study. The photocurrent was significantly enhanced for the HgTe-PVK hybrid system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)961-965
Number of pages5
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • HgTe
  • Hybrid
  • Nanoparticles
  • PVK
  • Photocurrent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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