Migration of sodium and lithium interstitials in anatase TiO2

A. Kordatos, N. Kelaidis, A. Chroneos

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Abstract

Titanium oxide and in particular anatase is an important material due to its high chemical stability and photocatalytic properties, with the drawback that its large band gap constrains its photocatalytic activity to only a small portion of the solar spectrum. Recently, titanium oxide has been doped with lithium and sodium to consider its potential application in Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, respectively. In the present investigation, we employ density functional theory to study the structure, electronic properties and migration of lithium and sodium interstitials in anatase as these can be important for battery applications. It is shown that the introduction of lithium and sodium interstitials results in energy levels into the band gap. The migration energy barriers of lithium and sodium interstitials are 0.32 eV and 0.56 eV respectively.

Publisher Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Solid State Ionics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Solid State Ionics, [315, (2017)] DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2017.12.003

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Ionics
Volume315
Early online date22 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Bibliographical note

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Solid State Ionics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Solid State Ionics, [315, (2017)] DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2017.12.003

© 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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