Mo- and N-doped BiNbO(4) for photocatalysis applications
2011 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 99, no 5, 051909- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The electronic structure of pure BiNbO(4) has been calculated and their electronic band positions have been aligned with respect to the water oxidation/reduction potential. The effect of cationic (Mo), anionic (N), and co-doping (Mo-N) on BiNbO(4) has been studied and discussed with respect to the standard redox potential levels. Our results show that co-doping of Mo and N in BiNbO(4) reduces the band gap up to 31.8%, thus making it a potential candidate for the photocatalysis of water for hydrogen production. The relative stability between the mono-and co-doped BiNbO(4) materials show that co-doped material is more stable and feasible in comparison to the mono-doped materials.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 99, no 5, 051909- p.
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-40668DOI: 10.1063/1.3622659ISI: 000293617300023ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80051584758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-40668DiVA: diva2:443591
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201109262011-09-262011-09-202014-06-03Bibliographically approved