We report here a comparative study of the theoretically calculated electronic structures of cubic and cubic with , V, Cr, Zr, Ce, and Pb, the tetravalent metal ions, to explore their possible efficacy for the visible light photocatalysis and solar energy conversion. We performed the calculations within the framework of density functional theory by using WIEN97 code. The orbitals of Ti, V, and Cr, of Zr, and the and orbitals of Ce and Pb, respectively, contributed to the bottom of the conduction band for narrowing of the band gap of cubic . Calculation of the frequency dependent absorption coefficient of indicated that among the transition metal (Ti, V, Cr, and Zr) doped systems, Cr has comparatively higher visible absorption efficiency, whereas among other metal (Pb and Ce) systems, Pb showed significant absorption coefficient in low energy range . The comparison of the computed optical absorption coefficients shows that the systems can be arranged with respect to as (i) among first row transition metals and (ii) among rest of tetravalent metals, in decreasing order of photoresponse towards low energy photons .
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Research Article| December 28 2006
Theoretical band energetics of for solar photoactive applications
Pramod H. Borse;
Jae S. Lee;
Pramod H. Borse, Jae S. Lee, Hyun G. Kim; Theoretical band energetics of for solar photoactive applications. J. Appl. Phys. 15 December 2006; 100 (12): 124915. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2401040
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