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Dynamics of broadband photoinduced species and enabled photodetection in MXenes
Nanophotonics  (IF7.923),  Pub Date : 2022-05-17, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2022-0170
Feng Zhang, Rui Cao, Zhongjun Li, Siyan Gao, Hualong Chen, Jia Guo, Yule Zhang, Bashaer Omar Al-Amoudi, Swelm Wageh, Ahmed A. Al-Ghamdi, Xi Zhang, Han Zhang

Dynamics of photoinduced species, as a key parameter for nanomaterials plays a significantly role in the performance of optoelectronic devices. In this work, the origin of broadband optical response for the emerging Ti3C2T x MXene is revealed by transient spectroscopic analysis. From ultraviolet to infrared, the steady-state and transient optical responses present wavelength-related features. The carrier lifetime is found to change from femtosecond to nanosecond time scale dominated by various photoinduced species, i.e., carrier and surface plasmon. The unique optoelectronic character enables photodetection. This fundamental study on carrier, plasmon dynamics, and application in photodetection is helpful for exploring MXene-based optoelectronic devices.