Perovskite-Based Phototransistors and Hybrid Photodetectors

Chao Xie, Chun Ki Liu, Hok Leung Loi, Feng Yan

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In the past several years, organic–inorganic hybrid perovskites and all inorganic perovskites have attracted enormous research interest in a variety of optoelectronic applications including solar cells, light-emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers, and photodetectors for their plenty of appealing electrical and optoelectrical properties. Benefiting from the inherent amplification function of transistors and the pronounced photogating effect, perovskite-based phototransistors and hybrid photodetectors can provide very high photoresponsivity and gain, rendering them highly promising for some specific applications especially ultrasensitive light detection. A review on the recent progress of phototransistors and hybrid photodetectors using perovskites as light-sensitive materials is presented. The efforts and development in 3D and 2D perovskite-based phototransistors, and perovskite/functional material (e.g., graphene, 2D semiconductors, organic semiconductors, and other semiconductors) heterojunction-based hybrid photodetectors are introduced and discussed systematically. Some processing techniques for optimizing device performance are also addressed. In the final section, a conclusion of the research achievements is presented and possible challenges as well as outlook are provided to guide future activity in this research field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1903907
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2020


  • hybrid photodetectors
  • perovskite
  • photogating effect
  • phototransistors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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