ACS Nano: Highly Polarization-Sensitive, Broadband, Self-Powered Photodetector Based on Graphene/PdSe2/Germanium Heterojunction



Highly Polarization-Sensitive, Broadband, Self-Powered Photodetector Based on Graphene/PdSe2/Germanium Heterojunction


     Di Wu, Jiawen Guo, Juan Du, Congxin Xia, Longhui Zeng*, Yongzhi Tian, Zhifeng Shi, Yongtao Tian, Xin Jian Li, Yuen Hong Tsang*, Jiansheng Jie*


1 School of Physics and Engineering, and Key Laboratory of Material Physics, Ministry of   Education, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052, China

2 College of Physics and Materials Science, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan 453007, China

3 Department of Applied Physics and Materials Research Center, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

4 Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu   215123, China


Polarization-sensitive photodetection in a broad spectrum range is highly desired due to the great significance in military and civilian applications. Palladium diselenide (PdSe2), a newly explored air-stable, group 10 two-dimensional (2D) noble metal dichalcogenide with a puckered pentagonal structure, holds promise for polarization-sensitive photodetection. Herein, we report a highly polarization-sensitive, broadband, self-powered photodetector based on graphene/PdSe2/germanium heterojunction. Owing to the enhanced light absorption of the mixeddimensional van der Waals heterojunction and the effective carrier collection with graphene transparent electrode, the photodetector exhibits superior device performance in terms of a large photoresponsivity, a high specific detectivity, a fast response speed to follow nanosecond pulsed light signal, and a broadband photosensitivity ranging from deep ultraviolet (DUV) to mid-infrared (MIR). Significantly, highly polarization-sensitive broadband photodetection with an ultrahigh polarization sensitivity of 112.2 is achieved, which represents the best result for 2D layered material-based photodetectors. Further, we demonstrated the high-resolution polarization imaging based on the heterojunction device. This work reveals the great potential of 2D PdSe2 for high-performance, air-stable, and polarization-sensitive broadband photodetectors.




Editor: Wenchang Zhu