Pyro-phototronic effect: An effective route toward self-powered photodetection

Sahare, Sanjay; Ghoderao, Prachi; Sharma, Manish Kumar; Solovan, Mykhailo; Aepuru, Radhamanohar; Kumar, Manjeet; Chan, Yue; Ziolek, Marcin; Lee, Shern-Long; Lin, Zong-Hong


The Photodetector (PD) refers to an energy harvesting device that can directly convert light energy into electric current. Such a device has been widely used in different applications ranging from optoelectronics, and biomedical, surveillance to environmental monitoring. It consists of a heterojunction made up of various ceramic and hybrid materials. Especially, Self-powered PDs have attracted tremendous attention due to their significance in fundamental science, day-to-day life, and commercial value. Importantly, self-powered devices can reduce the dependency on an external power supply, making them self-sustainable for powering smart devices. Moreover, the pyro-phototronic effect (PPE) in self-powered PDs that boosts device performance beyond expectations is appealing thanks to the modulation of photo-generated charge carrier separations, transportation, and extraction.This review assesses the fundamental mechanism behind the PPE and discusses the recent progress of fundamental research in various nanostructured materials as well as their heterojunctions. The PPE remains virtually underexplored in optoelectronic devices. It is essential to comprehensively provide both theoretical and experimental overviews to the relevant researchers. The PPE has many merits such as excellent photo-responsivity, fast photo response rate, very low dark current, and a large light on/off ratio of self-powered PDs. Furthermore, the synergism of ferro-and piezo-phototronic effects gives rise to efficient self-powered PDs. Here, we discuss the critical challenges and perspectives for PPE in self-powered PDs for future developments. This comprehensive review is foreseen to offer researchers a precise path to employing PPE in conjunction with the new structure and device designs for enhancing photodetection performance in the future.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000962965800001 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: NANO ENERGY
Volumen: 107
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2023


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