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Ab initio modeling of TiO2 nanotubes

Szieberth, Dénes and Ferrari, Anna Maria and Noel, Yves and Ferrabone, Matteo (2009) Ab initio modeling of TiO2 nanotubes. nanoscale .

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TiO2 nanotubes constructed from a lepidocrocite-like TiO2 layer were investigated with ab initio methods employing the periodic CRYSTAL code. The dependence of strain energies, structural and electronic properties on the tube diameter was investigated in the 18–57 Å range. Nanotubes constructed by a (0,n) rollup proved to be the most stable at all diameters. All three types of rollup undergo significant reconstruction at diameters <25 Å. All investigated structures possess a high ( 5.4 eV) band gap compared to bulk TiO2 phases (3.96 and 4.63 eV for rutile and anatase calculated with the same functional and basis set).

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:7853
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:27 Nov 2009 15:54
Last Modified:27 Nov 2009 15:54

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