Screened coulomb hybrid DFT study on electronic structure and optical properties of anionic and cationic Te-doped anatase TiO2

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Title:
Screened coulomb hybrid DFT study on electronic structure and optical properties of anionic and cationic Te-doped anatase TiO2
Authors:
Harb, Moussab ( 0000-0001-5540-9792 )
Abstract:
The origin of the enhanced visible-light optical absorption in Te-doped bulk anatase TiO2 is investigated in the framework of DFT and DFPT within HSE06 in order to ensure accurate electronic structure and optical transition predictions. Various oxidation states of Te species are considered based on their structural location in bulk TiO2. In fact, TiO (2-x)Tex (with isolated Te2- species at Te-Te distance of 8.28 Å), TiO2Tex (with isolated TeO 2- species at Te-Te distance of 8.28 Å), TiO2Te 2x (with two concomitant TeO2- species at Te-Te distance of 4.11 Å), and Ti(1-2x)O2Te2x (with two neighboring Te4+ species at nearest-neighbor Te-Te distance of 3.05 Å) show improved optical absorption responses in the visible range similarly as it is experimentally observed in Te-doped TiO2 powders. The optical absorption edges of TiO(2-x)Tex, TiO 2Tex, and TiO2Te2x are found to be red-shifted by 400 nm compared with undoped TiO2 whereas that of Ti(1-2x)O2Te2x is red-shifted by 150 nm. On the basis of calculated valence and conduction band edge positions of Te-doped TiO2, only TiO(2-x)Tex and Ti (1-2x)O2Te2x show suitable potentials for overall water splitting under visible-light irradiation. The electronic structure analysis revealed narrower band gaps of 1.12 and 1.17 eV with respect to undoped TiO2, respectively, resulting from the appearance of new occupied electronic states in the gap of TiO2. A delocalized nature of the gap states is found to be much more pronounced in TiO (2-x)Tex than that with Ti(1-2x)O 2Te2x due to the important contribution of numerous O 2p orbitals together with Te 5p orbitals. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue Date:
27-Jun-2013
DOI:
10.1021/jp400880b
Type:
Article
ISSN:
19327447
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Articles; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

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dc.contributor.authorHarb, Moussaben
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:11:44Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:11:44Zen
dc.date.issued2013-06-27en
dc.identifier.issn19327447en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/jp400880ben
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562826en
dc.description.abstractThe origin of the enhanced visible-light optical absorption in Te-doped bulk anatase TiO2 is investigated in the framework of DFT and DFPT within HSE06 in order to ensure accurate electronic structure and optical transition predictions. Various oxidation states of Te species are considered based on their structural location in bulk TiO2. In fact, TiO (2-x)Tex (with isolated Te2- species at Te-Te distance of 8.28 Å), TiO2Tex (with isolated TeO 2- species at Te-Te distance of 8.28 Å), TiO2Te 2x (with two concomitant TeO2- species at Te-Te distance of 4.11 Å), and Ti(1-2x)O2Te2x (with two neighboring Te4+ species at nearest-neighbor Te-Te distance of 3.05 Å) show improved optical absorption responses in the visible range similarly as it is experimentally observed in Te-doped TiO2 powders. The optical absorption edges of TiO(2-x)Tex, TiO 2Tex, and TiO2Te2x are found to be red-shifted by 400 nm compared with undoped TiO2 whereas that of Ti(1-2x)O2Te2x is red-shifted by 150 nm. On the basis of calculated valence and conduction band edge positions of Te-doped TiO2, only TiO(2-x)Tex and Ti (1-2x)O2Te2x show suitable potentials for overall water splitting under visible-light irradiation. The electronic structure analysis revealed narrower band gaps of 1.12 and 1.17 eV with respect to undoped TiO2, respectively, resulting from the appearance of new occupied electronic states in the gap of TiO2. A delocalized nature of the gap states is found to be much more pronounced in TiO (2-x)Tex than that with Ti(1-2x)O 2Te2x due to the important contribution of numerous O 2p orbitals together with Te 5p orbitals. © 2013 American Chemical Society.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.titleScreened coulomb hybrid DFT study on electronic structure and optical properties of anionic and cationic Te-doped anatase TiO2en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry Cen
kaust.authorHarb, Moussaben
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