Adsorption of water molecules on the surface of photo-catalyst: a first principles theoretical comparison between InVO4 and rutile TiO2

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The adsorption process of water molecules on the surface of InVO4 has been investigated via first principles molecular dynamics simulations and compared with that of the well-known rutile TiO2. We have found that the surface of InVO4 shows a remarked chemical reactivity whenever comes in contact with water and H2O molecules are often adsorbed dissociatively on its surface. The reaction proceeds spontaneously in a way similar to the case of TiO2 and does not require the overcoming of an activation energy barrier. The peculiar atomic connectivity of the InVO4 bulk crystal structure and the changes at the catalyst surface induced by the water adsorption are discussed and compared with the TiO2 system.

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Oshikiri, M., Boero, M. & Ye, J. Adsorption of water molecules on the surface of photo-catalyst: a first principles theoretical comparison between InVO4 and rutile TiO2. MRS Online Proceedings Library 751, 355 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-751-Z3.55

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