Spatially composition-graded CdS xSe 1x (x=01) nanowires are grown and transferred as parallel arrays onto Si/SiO 2 substrates by a one-step, directional contact printing process. Upon subsequent device fabrication, an array of tunable-wavelength photodetectors is demonstrated. From the spectral photoconductivity measurements, the cutoff wavelength for the device array, as determined by the bandgap, is shown to cover a significant portion of the visible spectrum. The ability to transfer a collection of crystalline semiconductor nanowires while preserving the spatially graded composition may enable a wide range of applications, such as tunable lasers and photodetectors, efficient photovoltaics, and multiplexed chemical sensors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering