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Author Divya, A. ♦ Mathavan, T. ♦ Asath, R. Mohamed ♦ Benial, A. Milton Franklin ♦ Archana, J. ♦ Hayakawa, Y.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ♦ BINDING ENERGY ♦ DENSITY ♦ DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD ♦ EFFICIENCY ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ ENERGY GAP ♦ GRAPHENE ♦ IONIZATION POTENTIAL ♦ MOLECULES ♦ NANOSTRUCTURES ♦ PHOTOCATALYSIS ♦ RAMAN SPECTRA ♦ SIMULATION ♦ STRONTIUM ♦ STRONTIUM OXIDES ♦ SURFACES ♦ VISIBLE RADIATION
Abstract A series of strontium oxide functionalized graphene nanoflakes were designed and their optoelectronic properties were studied for enhanced photocatalytic activity. The efficiency of designed molecules was studied using various parameters such as HOMO-LUMO energy gap, light harvesting efficiency and exciton binding energy. The computed results show that by increasing the degree of functionalization of strontium oxide leads to lowering the band gap of hydrogen terminated graphene nanoflakes. Furthermore, the study explores the role of strontium oxide functionalization in Frontier Molecular Orbitals, ionization potential, electron affinity, exciton binding energy and light harvesting efficiency of designed molecules. The infrared and Raman spectra were simulated for pure and SrO functionalized graphene nanoflakes. The electron rich and electron deficient regions which are favorable for electrophilic and nucleophilic attacks respectively were analyzed using molecular electrostatic potential surface analysis.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-05-23
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1731
Issue Number 1


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