Influence of nitrogen chemical states on photocatalytic activities of nitrogen-doped TiO2 nanoparticles under visible light

Title
Influence of nitrogen chemical states on photocatalytic activities of nitrogen-doped TiO2 nanoparticles under visible light
Authors
박상백이상욱조인선이덕규김동욱노태훈곽채현홍국선이중건정현석
Issue Date
2010-06
Publisher
Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. A, Chemistry
Citation
VOL 213, NO 2-3-135
Abstract
Nitrogen-doped TiO2 (N-TiO2) nanoparticles with a homogeneous anatase structure were synthesized using three different chemical methods. X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) analysis shows that nitrogen was successfully doped into TiO2 nanoparticles and the nitrogen atoms are present in both substitutional and interstitial sites. The electron binding energy (BE) of N 1s core level is found to depend on the synthesis methods. Changes in Ti-O bond lengths of the substitutional and interstitial N doped-TiO2 were calculated by computational geometry optimization, and confirmed by Raman shift analysis. Differences in UV-vis light absorption and visible-light-induced photocatalytic activity of three N-TiO2 samples were attributed to their different nitrogen states within TiO2 lattice, which would create different defect levels. The defect levels were confirmed by photoluminescence (PL) analysis and density of states (DOSs) calculation. From one to one correspondence between XP spectrum and photocatalytic activities, it is concluded that nitrogen atoms in substitutional sites enhances the photocatalysis of TiO2 under visible light more effectively than nitrogen atoms in interstitial sites.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/71218
ISSN
1010-6030
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