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Keywords:

  • ZnO;
  • agarose gel;
  • photodetectors;
  • UV–vis;
  • hybrid devices
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The image depicts a novel device architecture composed of ZnO nanorods with surface-dispensed agarose-gel as a quasiliquid iontronic-electronic light-harvesting hybrid photodetector. On page 3686, S. Ogale and co-workers show that this configuration exhibits a three orders of magnitude stronger photoresponse and a shorter response time as compared to the bare ZnO nanorod-based device. Moreover, this response has an extended tail in the visible region.