First-Principles Analysis of Cr-Doped SrTiO3 Perovskite as Optoelectronic Materials

Hussein A. Miran, Zainab N. Jaf, Mohammednoor Al Tarawneh, M. Mahbubur Rahman, Auday Tariq Al-Bayati, Ebtisam M-T. Salman

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The influence of Cr3+ doping on the ground state properties of SrTiO3 perovskite was evaluated using GGA-PBE approximation. Computational modeling results infered an agreement with the previously published literature. The modification of electronic structure and optical properties due to Cr3+ introducing into SrTiO3 were investigated. Structural parameters assumed that Cr3+ doping alters the electronic structures of SrTiO3 by shifting the conduction band through lower energies for the Sr and Ti sites. Besides, results showed that the band gap was reduced by approximately 50% when presenting one Cr3+ atom into the SrTiO3 system and particularly positioned at Sr sites. Interestingly, substituting Ti site by Cr3+ led to eliminating the band gap indicated a new electrical case of transferring semiconducting material into a conducting material which intern enhance conductivity. Furthermore, it was found that Cr3+ doping either at Sr or Ti positions could effectively develop the SrTiO3 dielectric constant properties. In addition, the absorption spectra was extended to cover the visible light region of the electromagnetic radiation, indicating the capability of this compound in harvesting sunlight for solar cell applications. Consequently, it can be said that Cr3+ is an effective dopant which opening up new prospects for various industrial and technological applications.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIranian Journal of Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • Band gap
  • Cr metal doping
  • Elastic constants
  • First-principles calculations
  • Optoelectronics
  • Perovskite oxide-lead-free ceramics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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