We report on the fabrication of an ultraviolet (UV)-detecting thin-film transistor (TFT) using Ni Ox as sourcedrain electrodes and n-ZnO as its channel layer deposited on a Si O2 p-Si substrate. Rapid thermal annealing of the TFT was carried out in an O2 ambient at 350 °C for 1 min to increase the transparency of Ni Ox. In an accumulation mode with a gate bias of 40 V, a drain current of only 2 μA was obtained in the dark. However, under an illumination of UV light with wavelength 325 nm, the drain current dramatically increased up to 13 μA. Under UV photons with wavelength 254 nm or energy of 4.9 eV, much higher than 4.1 eV, the energy gap of Ni Ox, the photocurrent slightly decreased to ~10 μA due to the absorption by Ni Ox. These photoelectric effects were more pronounced under a gate-bias condition for a depletion (off) mode. The UV-dynamic behavior of our TFTs was also investigated, yielding the UV response time of ~300 ms and UV-onoff ratio of about 10.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)