Transparent bactericidal ZnO nanocoatings

  • S. K. EvstropievEmail author
  • K. V. Dukelskii
  • A. V. Karavaeva
  • V. N. Vasilyev
  • E. V. Kolobkova
  • N. V. Nikonorov
  • K. S. Evstropyev
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Thin bactericidal ZnO coatings prepared with the polymer-salt method are shown to be highly transparent in the visible. The spectral measurements and XRD analysis data show that coatings prepared are formed by ZnO nanoparticles ~ 10 nm in size. The coatings demonstrate the bactericidal effect against the gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 209P and gram-negative Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 bacteria both under the natural light and in the darkness.

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The work was funded by the Government of Russian Federation (grant no. 074-U01).

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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Evstropiev
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. V. Dukelskii
    • 2
  • A. V. Karavaeva
    • 3
  • V. N. Vasilyev
  • E. V. Kolobkova
    • 1
  • N. V. Nikonorov
    • 1
  • K. S. Evstropyev
    • 1
  1. 1.Saint-Petersburg National Research University ITMOSaint-PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Saint-Petersburg State Chemical-Pharmaceutical AcademySaint-PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of TelecommunicationsSaint-PetersburgRussia

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