Optical Properties of Single-Crystal Anatase TiO2

Noriko Hosaka, Takao Sekiya, Chikatoshi Satoko, Susumu Kurita

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Polarized Reflection spectra of single-crystal anatase TiO2 were measured in a photon energy range from 2 to 25 eV using synchrotron orbital radiation. Dielectric constants and absorption spectra were obtained from reflection spectra by Kramers-Kronig transformations. To interpret the structures that were observed in the spectra, the electronic states of anatase were calculated by using a cluster model with a size of Ti5O14. The structures observed in the energy region from 3 to 12 eV can be identified primarily due to the transition from O(2p) orbitals to Ti(3d) ones. The polarization dependence of the spectra in the above energy region is also effectively exhibited by the calculations from this model. The vague structures in the higher energy region (>12 eV) which can be clearly distinguished in spectra from the low energy part are due to the transition from O(2p) orbitals to Ti(4s, 4p) ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-880
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar


  • Anatase
  • Optical property
  • Reflection spectra
  • TiO


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