Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 115, Issue 5, pp 459–463

Gallium nitride nanoparticles for solar-blind detectors


DOI: 10.1007/BF02708237

Cite this article as:
Kabra, D., Sardar, K. & Narayan, K.S. J Chem Sci (2003) 115: 459. doi:10.1007/BF02708237


We investigate the properties of GaN semiconducting nanoparticles as a potential candidate for photodetection in the solar-blind region. The photocurrent spectral response is studied spanning the range 1.6-5.5 eV. A significant fraction of the response is in the range 4–5.5 eV. The results are compared to other optical properties and the origins of the features observed in the spectra are speculated upon.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dinesh Kabra
    • 1
  • Kripasindhu Sardar
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. S. Narayan
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry and Physics of Materials UnitJawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific ResearchJakkur, BangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Solid State and Structural Chemistry UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia