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Sci Rep. 2014 Sep 3;4:6271. doi: 10.1038/srep06271.

Enhanced transparency, mechanical durability, and antibacterial activity of zinc nanoparticles on glass substrate.

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1
Department of Materials Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daeduk Science Town, 305-764, Daejeon, Korea.
2
Research Analysis Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, 305-701, Daejeon, Korea.
3
Thin Film Materials Research Group, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, 19 Sinseongno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-600, Korea.

Abstract

Homogeneously distributed zinc nanoparticles (NPs) on the glass substrate were investigated for the transmittance, mechanical durability, and antibacterial effect. The buffered Ti NPs between Zn NPs and glass substrate were studied for an enhancement of the transmittance and mechanical endurance. The Ti NPs buffered Zn NPs showed a high transmittance of approximately 91.5% (at a wavelength of 550 nm) and a strong antibacterial activity for Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli bacteria. The buffered Ti NPs are attractive for an excellent mechanical endurance of the Zn NPs. The Zn NPs did not require the protection layer to prevent the degradation of the performance for both the antibacterial effect and the transmittance.

PMID:
25183360
PMCID:
PMC4152755
DOI:
10.1038/srep06271
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