Investigations on the ZnO- and Cr-doped ZnO powders

  • Yong-Keun Choi
  • Kyeong Min Kim
  • Yongcheol Jang
  • Hakyung Jeong
  • Vijay Singh
  • Senthil Kumaran RangarajuluEmail author


Among the metal–oxide nanoparticles, pure and doped zinc oxide (ZnO) has been widely studied due to their potential applications, such as electrical, thermal and optical materials. In this context, samples of undoped ZnO and Cr-doped ZnO powders were prepared using a solution-combustion route. The formation of the combustion products was confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis. The samples were well characterized using the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy techniques. In the sample, photoluminescence studies showed that ZnO could be excited at 267 nm, while an ultraviolet emission centred at \({\sim }383\,\hbox {nm}\) was exhibited. Antibacterial-activity testing was carried out using the disc-diffusion method.


ZnO combustion synthesis photoluminescence antibacterial activity 



This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2016R1D1A1B03932163).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-Keun Choi
    • 1
  • Kyeong Min Kim
    • 1
  • Yongcheol Jang
    • 1
  • Hakyung Jeong
    • 2
  • Vijay Singh
    • 3
  • Senthil Kumaran Rangarajulu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Biological EngineeringKonkuk UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Design and Production EngineeringKonkuk UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringKonkuk UniversitySeoulKorea

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