Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Zinc Oxide Nano-particle Structure Relationships

Class

Article

Graduation Year

2017

College

College of Engineering

Department

Biological Engineering Department

Faculty Mentor

Yu Huang

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The scale of today's biomaterials varies greatly, from foot long prosthetics to molecular drug delivery. One material, the zinc-oxide nanoparticle (ZnO NP), is becoming of great interest because of its notable fluorescence, simple synthesis, and anti-bacterial properties. Rod, sphere, and flower structured nanoparticles were synthesized via precipitation methods, and three different characterization tests were performed for each. The first, SEM imaging, confirmed distinct nanoparticle structures. A bioassay test found the sphere and rod structured NPs exhibited activity against streptomyces bacteria. Lastly, a UV absorbance and fluorescence test was performed.

Location

North Atrium

Start Date

13-4-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

13-4-2017 2:45 PM

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Zinc Oxide Nano-particle Structure Relationships

North Atrium

The scale of today's biomaterials varies greatly, from foot long prosthetics to molecular drug delivery. One material, the zinc-oxide nanoparticle (ZnO NP), is becoming of great interest because of its notable fluorescence, simple synthesis, and anti-bacterial properties. Rod, sphere, and flower structured nanoparticles were synthesized via precipitation methods, and three different characterization tests were performed for each. The first, SEM imaging, confirmed distinct nanoparticle structures. A bioassay test found the sphere and rod structured NPs exhibited activity against streptomyces bacteria. Lastly, a UV absorbance and fluorescence test was performed.