High-Performance Photoconductive Channels Based on (Carbon Nanotube)–(CdS Nanowire) Hybrid Nanostructures



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A photoconductive channel based on hybrid nanostructures comprising carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CdS nanowires is fabricated by a directed assembly strategy and catalyst-assisted chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The photoconductive channels simultaneously exhibit large photocurrent and fast response speed. Furthermore, it can be easily applied to surfaces that are not flat, such as a glass tube. This is a simple but efficient strategy for various optoelectronic applications.