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Author Sriram, S. ♦ Nagarajan, V. ♦ Chandiramouli, R.
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Content type Text
Publisher Institute for Condensed Matter Physics
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2017-12-14
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) QC1-999
Subject Keyword Adsorption ♦ Energy gap ♦ Acetone ♦ Science ♦ Physics ♦ Nanostructure ♦ TiO2
Abstract The electronic properties of TiO_2 nanostructure are explored using density functional theory. The adsorption properties of acetone on TiO_2 nanostructure are studied in terms of adsorption energy, average energy gap variation and Mulliken charge transfer. The density of states spectrum and the band structure clearly reveals the adsorption of acetone on TiO_2 nanostructures. The variation in the energy gap and changes in the density of charge are observed upon adsorption of acetone on n-type TiO_2 base material. The results of DOS spectrum reveal that the transfer of electrons takes place between acetone vapor and TiO_2 base material. The findings show that the adsorption property of acetone is more favorable on TiO_2 nanostructure. Suitable adsorption sites of acetone on TiO_2 nanostructure are identified at atomistic level. From the results, it is confirmed that TiO_2 nanostructure can be efficiently utilized as a sensing element for the detection of acetone vapor in a mixed environment.
ISSN 1607324X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-12-01
e-ISSN 1607324X
Journal Condensed Matter Physics
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 4
Starting Page 43708

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