The absolute energy positions of conduction and valence bands of selected semiconducting minerals

  title={The absolute energy positions of conduction and valence bands of selected semiconducting minerals},
  author={Yong Xu and Martin A A Schoonen},
  journal={American Mineralogist},
  pages={543 - 556}
Abstract The absolute energy positions of conduction and valence band edges were compiled for about 50 each semiconducting metal oxide and metal sulfide minerals. The relationships between energy levels at mineral semiconductor-electrolyte interfaces and the activities of these minerals as a catalyst or photocatalyst in aqueous redox reactions are reviewed. The compilation of band edge energies is based on experimental flatband potential data and complementary empirical calculations from… 

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  • HuangChing
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