Self-Powered Plasmonic UV Detector, Based on Reduced Graphene Oxide/Ag Nanoparticles

A. Keshvari, S. Darbari*, M. Taghavi

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We report a plasmonic self-poweredUV detector based on triboelectric nanogenerators, for the first time. The proposed structure benefits from plasmon-Assisted photoresponse in reduced graphene oxide/Ag nanoparticles heterostructure, serving as a high-sensitive photoconductive layer in the fabricated triboelectric nanogenerator. Ag nanoparticlesenhance the contacting surface area of the triboelectric nanogenerator, and improve the output open circuit voltage by a factor of about five. The presented triboelectric nanogenerator operates as an active self-powered UV detector so that the open circuit voltage is modulated by the UV illumination. The open circuit voltage sensitivity (δV p-p/V p-p) is measured as about 50% in response to UV illumination, with illuminationpower density of 500 μW/cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8409391
Pages (from-to)1433-1436
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Electron Device Letters
Issue number9
Early online date10 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


  • Ag nanoparticles
  • plasmon
  • reduced graphene oxide
  • self-powered photodetector
  • Triboelectric nanogenerator


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