skip to main content

Search for: All records

Creators/Authors contains: "Kim, Munho"

Note: When clicking on a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number, you will be taken to an external site maintained by the publisher. Some full text articles may not yet be available without a charge during the embargo (administrative interval).
What is a DOI Number?

Some links on this page may take you to non-federal websites. Their policies may differ from this site.

  1. This paper reports the fabrication of β-Ga 2 O 3 nanomembrane (NM) based flexible photodetectors (PDs) and the investigation of their optoelectrical properties under bending conditions. Flexible β-Ga 2 O 3 NM PDs exhibited reliable solar-blind photo-detection under bending conditions. Interestingly, a slight shifting in wavelength of the maximum solar-blind photo-current was observed under the bending condition. To investigate the reason for this peak shifting, the optical properties of β-Ga 2 O 3 NMs under different strain conditions were measured, which revealed changes in the refractive index, extinction coefficient and bandgap of strained β-Ga 2 O 3 NMs due to the presence of nano-sized cracks in the β-Ga 2 O 3 NMs. The results of a multiphysics simulation and a density-functional theory calculation for strained β-Ga 2 O 3 NMs showed that the conduction band minimum and the valence band maximum states were shifted nearly linearly with the applied uniaxial strain, which caused changes in the optical properties of the β-Ga 2 O 3 NM. We also found that nano-gaps in the β-Ga 2 O 3 NM play a crucial role in enhancing the photoresponsivity of the β-Ga 2 O 3 NM PD under bending conditions due to the secondarymore »light absorption caused by reflected light from the nano-gap surfaces. Therefore, this research provides a viable route to realize high-performance flexible photodetectors, which are one of the indispensable components in future flexible sensor systems.« less