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Study on Infrared PbS Detector Prepared Using Copper Electrodes of Printed Circuit Board

Hariyadi Soetedjo1, Gunawan S. Prabowo2 and Darsono Bahrun3
  • 1 Center for Integrated Research and Innovation and Study Program of Fisika Melins, (Metrology-Electronics-Instrumentations), Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Jalan Cendana 9A, Semaki, Yogyakarta 55166, Indonesia
  • 2 Center of Aerospace Technology, Lapan, Jl. Raya Lapan, Sukamulya, Rumpin, Bogor 16350, Indonesia
  • 3 Ptapb Batan, Jalan Babarsari, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia


Copper layers of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) have been used as electrodes for PbS infrared structure detector to introduce low cost and simple in preparation. PbS deposition as an active layer detector has been prepared for a few micrometers in thickness using an evaporation technique under vacuum pressure at 10-6 Torr. Photoconductivity phenomenon has been observed from the measurement when IR radiation of a Tungsten lamp introduced to the detector. The sensitivity of the detector respects to the variation of radiation intensities was also observed. The results showed that the detector has good sensitivity indicated by rapid drop voltages at a short-wavelength IR region (1-3 µm). This phenomenon is encouraging for further applications of detector prepared using the electrodes from a commercialized PCB.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 6, 2013, 624-627


Submitted On: 28 September 2012 Published On: 11 June 2013

How to Cite: Soetedjo, H., Prabowo, G. S. & Bahrun, D. (2013). Study on Infrared PbS Detector Prepared Using Copper Electrodes of Printed Circuit Board. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(6), 624-627.

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  • Infrared
  • Detector
  • Copper
  • Printed Circuit Board