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Effect of calcination process on CdO-ZnO nanocomposites by honey-assisted combustion method for antimicrobial performances

Abstract

The present work based on a honey as a combusting agent of CdO:ZnO nanocomposite and the effect of further annealing (100°C, 200°C, 300°C and 400°C) on structural, optical, morphological, elemental, electrical and antimicrobial properties are investigated. X ray diffraction spectra confirms the cubic and hexagonal structure of CdO:ZnO nanocomposite at 400oC. When increasing the calcination temperature, the crystallinity, absorbance, bandgap, luminescence intensity and morphological dispersion are also increased and the mean particle size was increased. The HR-TEM image confirms the spherical particles with the average particle size of ~49 nm. The electrical conductivity of the CdO:ZnO nanoparticles was investigated. The antimicrobial activities of CdO:ZnO nanocomposite were tested for various bacterial and fungal organisms under zone inhibition method.

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The article was received on 23 Feb 2018, accepted on 10 May 2018 and first published on 11 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8TX00059J
Citation: Toxicol. Res., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Effect of calcination process on CdO-ZnO nanocomposites by honey-assisted combustion method for antimicrobial performances

    G. Somasundaram, J. Rajan and J. Poul, Toxicol. Res., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8TX00059J

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