Solid-State Neutron Detection Based on Methylammonium Lead Bromide Perovskite Single Crystals

Lidia El Bouanani, Sheila E. Keating, Carlos Avila-Avendano, Martin Gregorio Reyes-Banda, Maria Isabel Pintor-Monroy, Vidushi Singh, Bayron L. Murillo, Marissa Higgins, Manuel A. Quevedo-Lopez*

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Perovskite-based semiconductors, such as methylammonium and cesium lead halides (MPbX3: M = CH3NH3+ or Cs+ X = I-, Br-, or Cl-), have attracted immense attention for several applications, including radiation detection, due to their excellent electronic and optical properties.1,2,3,4,5,6 In addition, the combination of perovskites with other materials enables unique device structures. For example, robust and reliable diodes result when combined with metal oxide semiconductors. This device can be used for detection of nonionizing and ionizing radiation. In this paper, we report a unique perovskite single-crystal-based neutron detector using a heterojunction diode based on single-crystal MAPbBr3 and gallium oxide (Ga2O3) thin film. The MAPbBr3/Ga2O3 diodes demonstrate a leakage current of ∼7 × 10-10 A/mm2, an on/off ratio of ∼102, an ideality factor of 1.41, and minimal hysteresis that enables alpha particle, gamma-ray, and neutron detection at a bias as low as (-5 V). Gamma discrimination is further improved by 85% by optimizing the thickness of the perovskite single crystal. The MAPbBr3/Ga2O3 diodes also demonstrate a neutron detection efficiency of ∼3.92% when combined with a 10B neutron conversion layer.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)28049-28056
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volumen13
N.º24
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 23 jun. 2021

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