Tuesday, 3 January 2017

UV Vis Spectroscopy Band gap Calculator

UV Vis Spectroscopy Band gap Calculator

Calculation Tutorial: STEP1: Open the absorption graph of the material, which is obtained from the UV Vis spectroscopy. Raw HTML W a v e l e n g t h I n t e n s i t y 200 220 240 260 280 300 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 STEP2: Now zoom on the area for which you want to calculate the band gap and note down the wavelength (λ) at which absorption peak is shown. Raw HTML W a v e l e n g t h I n t e n s i t y 200 220 240 260 280 300 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 220 STEP3: Now enter the measured wavelength value (eg. 31.8) into the " Wavelength of Absorption peak (in nanometer)" column of the calculator. You should get the calculated results of the band gap in the "Calculated Result" field.

Theory Behind Calculations: UV Vis Spectroscopy absorption peak means the Electrons are absorbing the Energy at some specific wavelength. Electrons are absorbing Energy means the Electrons are going to excited state from its ground state. Electrons are going to excited state from its ground state means the material is having band gap, thus which can be determine by absorption wavelength.

Energy Equation of Quantum Mechanics:

Energy (E) = Planks Constant (h) * Speed of Light (C) / Wavelength (λ)

Where, Energy (E) = Band gap, Planks constant (h) = 6.626×10^-34 Joules sec, Velocity of Light (C) = 2.99×10^8 meter/sec and Wavelength (λ) = Absorption peak value. Also 1eV = 1.6×10^-19 Joules (Conversion factor)

By this formula band gap can be calculated easily, from UV Vis spectroscopy absorption peak.