Lun Dai

Lun Dai

Peking University, China

Title: Graphene / semiconductor nanowire hybrid optoelectronic devices


Lun Dai has completed her Ph.D. at the age of 33 years in Physics from Peking University at Beijing, China in 1999. She is now Professor in School Physics, Peking University. Her research career has focused primarily on nano-semiconductor material, nano-electronic and nano-photonic device physics. She has published more 80 SCI papers in reputed journals, including Nature, Nano Lett., Adv. Mater. JACS, ACS nano, J. Mater. Chem., Appl. Phys. Lett. etc. Total citation times for these papers are more than 1000.


High-performance graphene / CdS semiconductor nanowire (SNW) Schottky junction solar cells were fabricated. Au (5 nm)/graphene combined layers were used as the Schottky contact electrodes to the NW. A promising site-controllable patterned graphene transfer method, which economizes graphene material and requires no additional etching process, was demonstrated in this work. Typical as-fabricated solar cells showed excellent photovoltaic behavior with an energy conversion efficiency up to ~1.65%. We also developed a simple and scalable graphene patterning method using electron-beam or ultraviolet lithography followed by a lift-off process. This method, with the merits of: high pattern resolution and high alignment accuracy, without additional harsh process, universal to arbitrary substrates, compatible to Si microelectronic technology, can be easily applied to array-based device applications. We also fabricated the novel graphene nanoribbon (GNR)/SNW heterojunction lightemitting diodes (LEDs). Herein, ZnO, CdS, and CdSe NWs were employed as representatives. At forward biases, the GNR/ SNW heterojunction LED’s could emit light with wavelengths varying from ultraviolet (380 nm) to green (513 nm) to red (705 nm), which were determined by the band-gaps of the involved SNWs. The mechanism of light emitting for the GNR/SNW heterojunction LEDs was discussed. Our work pioneers new routes to developing diverse graphene-based nano-optoelectronic devices, which are basic components in integrated optoelectronic system.

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