Boosting Two-Dimensional MoS2/CsPbBr3 Photodetectors via Enhanced Light Absorbance and Interfacial Carrier Separation

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are promising candidates for flexible optoelectronic devices because of their special structures and excellent properties, but the low optical absorption of the ultrathin layers greatly limits the generation of photocarriers and restricts the performance. Here, we integrate all-inorganic perovskite CsPbBr3 nanosheets with MoS2 atomic layers and take the advantage of the large absorption coefficient and high quantum efficiency of the perovskites, to achieve excellent performance of the TMD-based photodetectors. Significantly, the interfacial charge transfer from the CsPbBr3 to the MoS2 layer has been evidenced by the observed photoluminescence quenching and shortened decay time of the hybrid MoS2/CsPbBr3. Resultantly, such a hybrid MoS2/CsPbBr3 photodetector exhibits a high photoresponsivity of 4.4 A/W, an external quantum efficiency of 302%, and a detectivity of 2.5 × 1010 Jones because of the high efficient photoexcited carrier separation at the interface of MoS2 and CsPbBr3. The photoresponsivity of this hybrid device presents an improvement of 3 orders of magnitude compared with that of a MoS2 device without CsPbBr3. The response time of the device is also shortened from 65.2 to 0.72 ms after coupling with MoS2 layers. The combination of the all-inorganic perovskite layer with high photon absorption and the carrier transport TMD layer may pave the way for novel high-performance optoelectronic devices.