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ZnO Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Adsorption Study

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A low-cost, green and reproducible probiotic microbe (Lactobacillus sporogens) mediated biosynthesis of ZnO nanoparticles is reported. The synthesis is performed akin to room tem-perature in five replicate samples. X-ray and transmission electron microscopy analyses are performed to ascertain the formation of ZnO nanoparticles. Rietveld analysis to the X-ray data indicated that ZnO nanoparticles have hexagonal unit cell structure. Individual nanoparticles having the size of 5-15 nm are found. A possible involved mechanism for the synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles has been pro-posed. The H2S adsorption characteristic of ZnO nanoparticles has also been assayed.

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Prasad, K. and K. Jha, A. (2009) ZnO Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Adsorption Study. Natural Science, 1, 129-135. doi: 10.4236/ns.2009.12016.


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