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Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action

Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis.

Abstract
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a II-VI semiconductor, with a direct wide bandgap of ~ 3.4 eV. It is widely accessible and in the micro- and nano- scale, it has a combination of properties that makes it a key technological material used in many industries such as optoelectronics, cosmetics, food, and medicine. Due to the high surface to volume ratio and to the unique chemical and physical characteristics in the micro- and nano scale, ZnO nanoparticles have shown remarkable antibacterial activity at very low concentration. But the fundamental physical mechanisms behind this action is still relatively unknown. This work builds a platform upon which a study of unique surface properties of micro- and nanoscale ZnO can be studied in conjunction with antibacterial action. Morphologically different ZnO micro-crystals were grown using a bottom-up hydrothermal chemical method. Minimum inhibitory concentration assays preliminary results suggest some influence of surface polarity on antibacterial action. Also, surface photovoltage transitions were successfully detected.

Key words: Antibacterial action, Surface photovoltage spectroscopy, Surface polarity, ZnO.


 
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Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis. Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 3736-3741. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.445


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Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis. Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=124715 [Access: September 14, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.445


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Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis. Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 3736-3741. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.445



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Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis. Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action. JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(19): 3736-3741. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.445



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Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis (2020) Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action. JCR, 7 (19), 3736-3741. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.445



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Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis. 2020. Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 3736-3741. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.445



Chicago Style

Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis. "Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 3736-3741. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.445



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis. "Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 3736-3741. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.445



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Micheline Bejjani, Yuri M. Strzhemechny, John Reeks, Bao Thach, Iman Ali, Shauna McGillvray, William Moss, Rohan Maheshwari, Eric Davis (2020) Nano- and Microscale ZnO as a Platform to Study Antibacterial Action. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 3736-3741. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.445