physica status solidi (b)
Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1521-3951
Structure, stability and electronic properties of TiO2 nanostructures
The front cover of this issue depicts a view of two types of lepidocrocite-based cylindrical nanotubes (TiO2, light grey – titanium, red – oxygen). These structures represent examples of a manifold of stable tubular forms of the titania layer modifications anatase and lepidocrocite. These structures were obtained using density-functional based calculations and characterize the essen-tial structural features of synthesized titania nanotubes.
Andrey Enyashin is a PhD student at the Institute of Solid State Chemistry at the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Ekaterinburg. He performed this study during a visit at the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry (IPEC) of the TU Dresden together with Gotthard Seifert. Professor Seifert is head of the theory group at the IPEC. His research interests are in the areas of quantum chemistry, cluster physics and computational materials research.