Influence of nitrogen chemical states on photocatalytic activities of nitrogen-doped TiO2 nanoparticles under visible light
- Influence of nitrogen chemical states on photocatalytic activities of nitrogen-doped TiO2 nanoparticles under visible light
- 박상백; 이상욱; 조인선; 이덕규; 김동욱; 노태훈; 곽채현; 홍국선; 이중건; 정현석
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- Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. A, Chemistry
- VOL 213, NO 2-3-135
- 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.
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