Oxygen adsorption on anatase TiO2 (101) and (001) surfaces from first principles

Wen Zeng, Tianmo Liu, Zhongchang Wang, Susumu Tsukimoto, Mitsuhiro Saito, Yuichi Ikuhara

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    The structural, adsorptive, and electronic properties of oxygen adsorption on anatase TiO2 are investigated by first-principles calculations with special focus on two experimentally confirmed surfaces. We find that compared with (101) surface, the (001) surface exhibits lower oxygen adsorption energy, reduced band gap, and larger charge transfer, thereby holding the potential for the improvement of sensitivity to reductive gases. Moreover, the (001) surface is found to be more active in oxygen adsorption. These findings render a careful synthesis of anatase TiO2 crystals so as to form, to the largest extent, the (001) surface primarily important for further improving gas-sensing properties of TiO2-based sensors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-175
    Number of pages5
    JournalMaterials Transactions
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan


    • Anatase tilania
    • Electronic structure
    • First principles
    • Oxygen adsorption

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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