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Title: Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Prepared by Laser Ablation Technique and Their Antibacterial Test
Authors: Duque, Johan S.
Madrigal, Brayan M.
Riascos, Henry
Avila, Yenny P.
Keywords: metal nanoparticles;laser ablation;antibacterial effect;localized surface plasmonreference LSPR
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Colloids and Interfaces
Abstract: In this article we report the production of metal oxide (TiFe2O4, ZnFe2O4) nanoparticles by pulsed laser ablation technique in a liquid environment. We used nanosecond Nd: YAG laser systems working at 532 nm and 1064 nm of wavelength and the energy of the laser beam was kept constant at 80 mJ. Absorbance spectra, surface plasmon resonance, optical band-gap, and nanoparticle morphology were investigated using ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Changing the wavelength of the laser for growth, nanoparticles showed shift between the absorbance and surface plasmon resonance peaks in their UV-Vis spectra, which implies that the optical properties of the colloid nanoparticles depend on laser parameters. This was confirmed with the variation of the band gap energy. Furthermore, redshift for the absorbance peak was observed for samples as-grown at 532 nm around 150 nm as a function of time preparation. Conversely, for the samples as-grown at 1064 nm there was no shift in the absorbance spectra, which could be due to agglomeration and formation of larger particles. The characterization results showed appropriate plasmonic photo-catalysts properties of the particles, hence the photoactivation of the nanoparticles was examined on antibacterial effect using colonies of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
ISSN: 2504-5377
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