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Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Prepared by Laser Ablation Technique and Their Antibacterial Test

Version 1 : Received: 10 January 2019 / Approved: 14 January 2019 / Online: 14 January 2019 (07:21:21 CET)

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Duque, J.S.; Madrigal, B.M.; Riascos, H.; Avila, Y.P. Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Prepared by Laser Ablation Technique and Their Antibacterial Test. Colloids Interfaces 2019, 3, 25. Duque, J.S.; Madrigal, B.M.; Riascos, H.; Avila, Y.P. Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Prepared by Laser Ablation Technique and Their Antibacterial Test. Colloids Interfaces 2019, 3, 25.

Journal reference: Colloids Interfaces 2019, 3, 25
DOI: 10.3390/colloids3010025

Abstract

We report the production of metal oxide (TiFe2O4, ZnFe2O4) nanoparticles by pulsed laser ablation technique in liquid environment. We used nano second Nd: YAG   laser systems working at 532 nm and 1064 nm of wavelength, 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 shown shift between the absorbance and surface plasmon resonance peaks in their UV-Vis spectra, this implies that the optical properties of the colloid nanoparticles depends on laser parameters, this was confirmed with the variation of the band gap energy. Furthermore, red shift for the absorbance peak was observed for samples as-growth at 532 nm around the 150 nm as function of time preparation. Whereas, for the samples as-growth at 1064 nm there is no shift in the absorbance spectra, this can be due to agglomeration and formation of larger particles. The characterization results shown appropriate plasmonic photo-catalysts properties of the particles, hence the photo activation of the nanoparticles was examined on antibacterial effect using colonies of Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia coli.

Subject Areas

metal nanoparticles; laser ablation; antibacterial test; LSPR

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