Enhanced Humidity Sensitivity with Silicon Nanopillar Array by UV Light
AbstractThe sensitivity of silicon nanopillar array for relative humidity (RH) with UV illumination was investigated in this work. The silicon nanopillar array was prepared by nanosphere lithography. Electrical measurements were performed on its sensing performance with and without UV irradiation. It was found that UV light improved the humidity sensitivity with different UV light wavelengths and power. The sensor response and recovery time were reduced. Furthermore, the turn-on threshold voltage and the operating voltage both decreased. These sensing characteristics can mainly be attributed to the electron-hole pairs generated by UV light. These electron-hole pairs promote the adsorption and desorption processes. The results indicate that silicon nanopillar array materials with UV irradiation might be competitive as novel sensing materials for fabricating humidity sensors with high performances. View Full-Text
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Li, W.; Ding, C.; Cai, Y.; Liu, J.; Wang, L.; Ren, Q.; Xu, J. Enhanced Humidity Sensitivity with Silicon Nanopillar Array by UV Light. Sensors 2018, 18, 660.
Li W, Ding C, Cai Y, Liu J, Wang L, Ren Q, Xu J. Enhanced Humidity Sensitivity with Silicon Nanopillar Array by UV Light. Sensors. 2018; 18(2):660.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Wei; Ding, Chao; Cai, Yun; Liu, Juyan; Wang, Linlin; Ren, Qingying; Xu, Jie. 2018. "Enhanced Humidity Sensitivity with Silicon Nanopillar Array by UV Light." Sensors 18, no. 2: 660.
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