Ultralow-frequency photocurrent oscillation in ZnO nanowires

Zhi-Min Liao; Hong-Zhou Zhang; Da-Peng Yu
July 2010
Applied Physics Letters;7/19/2010, Vol. 97 Issue 3, p033113
Academic Journal
We report experimental results of ultralow frequency photocurrent oscillation in individual ZnO nanowires. Consecutive photocurrent and photoluminescence measurements corroborate the process of capture and release of photogenerated holes by surface trap states. The dynamic process results in the oscillation of the thickness of surface depletion region, which is believed to be responsible for the observed photocurrent oscillation.


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