Electrical and optical properties of graphite/ZnO nanorods heterojunctions

R. Yatskiv, V. V. Brus, M. Verde, J. Grym, P. Gladkov

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Graphite/ZnO nanorods heterojunctions were prepared by hydrothermal growth and deposition of colloidal graphite. The electrical properties of these heterojunctions were investigated at different temperatures by measuring their current-voltage (I-V) and capacitance-voltage (C-V) characteristics. The basic electrical parameters of the graphite-based junctions were estimated from I-V and C-V measurements. It was found that the I-V characteristics of the graphite/ZnO nanorods heterojunctions can be well described by a tunnel-recombination current transport mechanism via interface states. These nanostructured heterojunctions showed promising rectifying and gas sensing properties. The obtained results represent a good starting point for further development of nanostructured heterojunction diodes and gas sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1019
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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