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Over the past few years, most applications in the field of light sensing have required devices able to detect light intensities as low as pW/cm 2 . At the same time, the rise of organic-based sensors is meeting no stops because of the desired properties that organic materials provide, like flexibility, lightweight, low cost, and low temperature processability. Low-intensity light signal detectors are growing in a huge number of fields. In prostate cancer treatment, modern proton therapy requires the detection of very low light intensities generated by scintillators that convert the proton flux into a light signal; moreover, in robotics, the most recent products need to detect light both in the sunlight and at nighttime, when the illumination intensity is lower. Here, we report on a flexible organic phototransistor (OPT) with impressive low-light detection, with a limit of detection (LoD) down to 28 pW/cm 2 . The OPT works reliably in different …
Publication date: 
7 Apr 2023

Mattia Scagliotti, Antonio Valletta, Sabrina Calvi, Luigi Mariucci, Matteo Rapisarda

Biblio References: 
IEEE Sensors Letters