TITLE

Photoconductivity in confined gallium

AUTHOR(S)
Fedotov, V. A.; Woodford, M.; Jean, I.; Zheludev, N. I.
PUB. DATE
February 2002
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;2/18/2002, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p1297
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report on the observation of photoconductivity in elemental gallium confined at an interface with glass. The effect is associated with a fully reversible light-induced structural transformation in the metal, which affects a surface layer only a few nanometers thick. The effect has the potential for applications in optically fast, broadband photodetectors.
ACCESSION #
6112335

 

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