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Comparative study on structural, electronic, optical and mechanical properties of normal and high pressure phases titanium dioxide using DFT
N. Dharmale, S. Chaudhury, R. Mahamune,
Published in Institute of Physics Publishing
Volume: 7
Issue: 5
In this paper, a Self-consistent Orthogonalized linear combination of atomic orbitals (OLCAO) technique with a generalized gradient approximation such as Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof Solid (GGA-PBE SOL) has been used to scrutinize the structural, optical, electronic and mechanical properties of normal pressure phase (Anatase and Rutile) and high pressure phase i.e., cubic (Fluorite and Pyrite) TiO2. Electronic and optical properties of normal pressure phases of TiO2 are also investigated using (Meta) MGGA-Tran and Blaha (TB09) and obtained results are a close approximation of experimental data. It is seen that the virtually synthesized structural parameter for cubic and tetragonal phases of TiO2 are consistent with experimental and theoretical data. From the effective mass of charge carriers (m∗), it can be observed that pyrite TiO2 is having lower effective mass than the fluorite and hence shows higher photocatalytic activity than fluorite. Furthermore, it is seen that fluorite is more dense than anatase, rutile and pyrite TiO2. From the theoretical calculations on the optical properties, it can be concluded that optical absorption occursin the near UV region for high and normal pressue phases of TiO2. Again from the reflectivity characteristics R(ω), it can be concluded that TiO2 can be used as a coating material. Elastic constants, elastic compliance constants, mechanical properties are obtained for anatase, rutile, fluorite and pyrite TiO2. A comparison of the results with previously reported theoretical and experimental data shows that the calculated properties are in better agreement with the previously reported experimental and theoretical results. © 2020 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd.
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JournalMaterials Research Express
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