Hexagonal-like Nb2O5 Nanoplates-Based Photodetectors and Photocatalyst with High Performances

H. Liu, N. Gao, M. Liao, X. Fang

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Ultraviolet (UV) photodetectors are important tools in the fields of optical imaging, environmental monitoring and air and water sterilization, as well as flame sensing and early rocket plume detection. Herein, hexagonal-like Nb2O5 nanoplates are synthesized using a facile solvothermal method. UV photodetectors based on single Nb2O5 nanoplates are constructed and the optoelectronic properties have been probed. The photodetectors show remarkable sensitivity with a high external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 9617% and adequate wavelength selectivity with respect to UV-A light. In addition, the photodetectors exhibit robust stability and strong dependence of photocurrent on light intensity. Also, a low-cost drop-casting method is used to fabricate photodetectors based on Nb2O5 nanoplate film, which exhibit singular thermal stability. Moreover, the hexagonal-like Nb2O5 nanoplates show significantly better photocatalytic performances in decomposing Methylene-blue and Rhdamine B dyes than commercial Nb2O5.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7716
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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