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We studied antibacterial and photocatalytic activity of anatase TiO2 and ZnO in phosphate buffer and saline solution. We found that the different anions in the suspension medium (chloride and phosphate) significantly affected the following suspension properties: the stability of nanoparticle suspension, the release of metal ions from the nanoparticles, and… (More)
In this work, we model the optical constants of three organic materials using a modified Lorentz oscillator model. We have analysed the impact of the choice of the objective or merit function, which is employed for model parameter estimation, on the modelling of the optical constants. The objective function for model parameter determination should be chosen… (More)
We report investigations on the influences of post-deposition treatments on the performance of solution-processed methylammonium lead triiodide (CH₃NH₃PbI₃)-based planar solar cells. The prepared films were stored in pure N₂ at room temperature or annealed in pure O₂ at room temperature, 45°C, 65°C and 85°C for 12 hours prior to the deposition of the metal… (More)
In this paper we present two examples of combining fluorescent nanoparticles with photonic materials. First, we present the results on new compound: nanodiamonds and silk. Second, we report on ZnO fluorescence, with ZnO nanoparticles obtained by Zn-ion implantation in silica.
We performed a comprehensive investigation of the toxicity of ZnO and TiO2 nanoparticles using Escherichia coli as a model organism. Both materials are wide band gap n-type semiconductors and they can interact with lipopolysaccharide molecules present in the outer membrane of E. coli, as well as produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) under UV illumination.… (More)
BACKGROUND ZnO nanostructures are promising candidates for the development of novel electronic devices due to their unique electrical and optical properties. Here, photoconductive atomic force microscopy (PC-AFM) has been applied to investigate transient photoconductivity and photocurrent spectra of upright-standing ZnO nanorods (NRs). With a view to… (More)