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Reports Outline Science Study Results from Institute of Physical Chemistry

May 30, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Fresh data on Science are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Transparent ultraviolet (UV) ZnO thin film photoconductors are expected to have great applications in environmental monitoring, large-area displays, and optical communications, and they have drawn enormous interests in recent years. However, at present their performances are not satisfactory: the responsivity R (a parameter characterizing the sensitivity of the device to light) is not high (

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, "Realizing high R and high T remains a big challenge today. In this paper, by employing solution-processed ultrathin ZnO/Au nanoparticle composite films, R as high as 1.51 x 10(5)?AW(-1) and T of over 90% are achieved. High values for detectivity D* and linear dynamic range LDR are also obtained, which are 2.05 x 10(15) Jones and 60?dB, respectively."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Moreover, such high-performance devices can be fabricated on flexible PET (polyethylene terephthalate) substrates."

For more information on this research see: High-performance flexible ultraviolet photoconductors based on solution-processed ultrathin ZnO/Au nanoparticle composite films. Scientific Reports, 2014;4():4268. (Nature Publishing Group -; Scientific Reports -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Z. Jin, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Gao, Q. Zhou and J. Wang (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Science, People's Republic of China.

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