Synthesized pure cobalt oxide nanostructure and doped with yttrium by hydrothermal method for photodetector applications

  • Suhad A. Hamdan
Keywords: Cobalt oxide, yttrium, photo sensor, sensitivity, hydrothermal


In this study, pure Co3O4 nano structure and doping with 4 %, and
6 % of Yttrium is successfully synthesized by hydrothermal method.
The XRD examination, optical, electrical and photo sensing
properties have been studied for pure and doped Co3O4 thin films.
The X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis shows that all films are
polycrystalline in nature, having cubic structure.
The optical properties indication that the optical energy gap follows
allowed direct electronic transition calculated using Tauc equation
and it increases for doped Co3O4. The photo sensing properties of
thin films are studied as a function of time at different wavelengths to
find the sensitivity for these lights.
High photo sensitivity doped Co3O4 with 6% of Yttrium, is a
118.774% at wavelength 620 nm, while for pure Co3O4 films no
sensitivity at the same wavelength. So, higher sensitivity is found for
doping Co3O4 with fast rise and fall times less than 1s.