Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 115, Issue 5–6, pp 459–463 | Cite as

Gallium nitride nanoparticles for solar-blind detectors



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.


GaN nanoparticles photodetector photocurrent 


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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

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