ZnO quantum dots-graphene composite for efficient ultraviolet sensing

Dali Shao, Xiang Sun, Ming Xie, Hongtao Sun, Fengyuan Lu, Steven M. George, Jie Lian, Shayla Sawyer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

22 Scopus citations


ZnO quantum dots-graphene (QDs-graphene) composite was synthesized using atomic layer deposition method. A photodetector fabricated from the ZnO QDs-graphene composite and polymers demonstrated high sensitivity to UV light with a maximum photoresponsivity of 247 A/W at 325 nm. The high photoresponsivity of this device is attributed to the high active surface to volume ratio of the ZnO QDs-graphene composite. In addition to the high photoresponsivity, fast transient response with response time on the order of tenth of milliseconds was achieved, which is attributed to high carrier transport and collection efficiency through the graphene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Graphene
  • Photodetector
  • Ultraviolet
  • ZnO quantum dot


Dive into the research topics of 'ZnO quantum dots-graphene composite for efficient ultraviolet sensing'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this