Appearance of itinerant electrons detected by IR spectroscopy and its correlation with surface magnetism in Co-doped TiO2 nanopowders
M.N. Miheev Institute of Metal Physics of Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, 620108 Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
2 Ural Federal University, 620083, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
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Published online: 4 July 2018
IR absorption and magnetic data for the titanium dioxide nanopowders are studied. Additional absorption in IR range is revealed in nanocrystalline TiO2 and Co-doped TiO2 after reducing annealing and explained by appearance of the oxygen vacancies and delocalised charge carriers. Increasing of the absorption in IR range after annealing of Co-doped TiO2 in vacuum (or decreasing of this contribution after annealing in air) correlates with arising (or vanishing) of ferromagnetic contribution.
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