Monitoring of Sulfur Sites Doped in/on Titanium Oxide to Enable Photocatalysis under Visible Light using S K-edge XANES


Yasuo Izumi, Yoshiyuki Shibata, Chemistry Letters, 38(9), 912 - 913 (2009)[The PDF file]


The electronic state and site structure of doped S to enable photocatalysis of TiO2 under visible light were investigated using S K-edge XANES compared to theoretically generated spectra. S sites substituting on the O atoms of TiO2 were predominant and essential in photocatalysis based on S K absorption edge peak energy and post-edge pattern. Minor cationic/elemental S sites were detected as peaks due to the transition to vacant level of S3p, but most were lost during photocatalysis.

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