Development of an amorphous selenium-based photodetector driven by a diamond cold cathode

Tomoaki Masuzawa, Ichitaro Saito, Takatoshi Yamada, Masanori Onishi, Hisato Yamaguchi, Yu Suzuki, Kousuke Oonuki, Nanako Kato, Shuichi Ogawa, Yuji Takakuwa, Angel T.T. Koh, Daniel H.C. Chua, Yusuke Mori, Tatsuo Shimosawa, Ken Okano

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Amorphous-selenium (a-Se) based photodetectors are promising candidates for imaging devices, due to their high spatial resolution and response speed, as well as extremely high sensitivity enhanced by an internal carrier multiplication. In addition, a-Se is reported to show sensitivity against wide variety of wavelengths, including visible, UV and X-ray, where a-Se based flat-panel X-ray detector was proposed. In order to develop an ultra high-sensitivity photodetector with a wide detectable wavelength range, a photodetector was fabricated using a-Se photoconductor and a nitrogen-doped diamond cold cathode. In the study, a prototype photodetector has been developed, and its response to visible and ultraviolet light are characterized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13744-13778
Number of pages35
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 11


  • Amorphous selenium
  • Carrier multiplication
  • Cold cathode
  • Diamond
  • Photodetector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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