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A DFT study of the effect of SO4 groups on the properties of TiO2 nanoparticles

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We present a study of the optical, electronic, and structural properties of TiO2 anatase-structured nanoparticles upon adsorption of SO4 groups, which are always present on the surface of the particles during the sulfate manufacturing method. Structural and electronic properties were studied using the density functional theory method (DFT), and optical properties were obtained by time-dependent DFT. It was found that SO4 groups alter both the geometric and electronic structure of TiO2 nanoparticles and change the photoabsorption characteristics. In particular, we find that η2-O2 type O–O moieties are formed due to the adsorption of 3 and 4SO4 groups.

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The article was received on 16 Aug 2016, accepted on 10 Nov 2016 and first published on 10 Nov 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP05681D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 33068-33076
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    A DFT study of the effect of SO4 groups on the properties of TiO2 nanoparticles

    O. Miroshnichenko, S. Posysaev and M. Alatalo, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 33068
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CP05681D

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