S.F. Leung, K.T. Ho, P.K. Kung, V.K.S. Hsiao, H.N. Alshareef, Z.L. Wang, J.H. He
Advanced Materials, 30, 1704611, (2018)
Organometallic Halide, selfpowered photodetectors (PDs), methylammonium lead iodide
Flexible and self‐powered photodetectors (PDs) are highly desirable for applications in image sensing, smart building, and optical communications. In this paper, a self‐powered and flexible PD based on the methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PBI3) perovskite is demonstrated. Such a self‐powered PD can operate even with irregular motion such as human finger tapping, which enables it to work without a bulky external power source. In addition, with high‐quality CH3NH3PBI3 perovskite thin film fabricated with solvent engineering, the PD exhibits an impressive detectivity of 1.22 × 1013 Jones. In the self‐powered voltage detection mode, it achieves a large responsivity of up to 79.4 V mW−1 cm−2 and a voltage response of up to ≈90%. Moreover, as the PD is made of flexible and transparent polymer films, it can operate under bending and functions at 360 Â° of illumination. As a result, the self‐powered, flexible, 360 Â° omnidirectional perovskite PD, featuring high detectivity and responsivity along with real‐world sensing capability, suggests a new direction for next‐generation optical communications, sensing, and imaging applications.