Emerging Two-Dimensional Tellurene and Tellurides for Broadband Photodetectors

Zihan Yan, Hao Yang, Zhuo Yang, Chengao Ji, Guangyu Zhang, Yusong Tu, Guangyu Du, Songhua Cai, Shenghuang Lin

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As with all stylish 2D functional materials, tellurene and tellurides possessing excellent physical and chemical properties such as high environmental stability, tunable narrow bandgap, and lower thermal conductivity, have aroused the great interest of the researchers. These properties of such materials also form the basis for relatively newfangled scholarly fields involving advanced topics, especially for broadband photodetectors. Integrating the excellent properties of many 2D materials, tellurene/telluride-based photodetectors show great flexibility, higher frequency response or faster time response, high signal-to-noise ratio, and so on, which make them leading the frontier of photodetector research. To fully understand the excellent properties of tellurene/tellurides and their optoelectronic applications, the recent advances in tellurene/telluride-based photodetectors are maximally summarized. Benefiting from the solid research in this field, the challenges and opportunities of tellurene/tellurides for future optoelectronic applications are also discussed in this review, which might provide possibilities for the realization of state-of-the-art high-performance tellurene/telluride-based devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2200016
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2022


  • heterostructures
  • optical and electronic properties
  • photodetectors
  • tellurene
  • tellurides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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