Characterization of copper nanoparticles synthesized by a novel microbiological method

Ratnika Varshney, Seema Bhadauria, M. S. Gaur, Renu Pasricha

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Abstract

The exploitation of various biomaterials for the biosynthesis of nanoparticles is considered as green technology as it does not involve any harmful chemicals. The present study reports the synthesis of copper nanoparticles which involves non-pathogenic bacterial strain Pseudomonas stutzeri, isolated from soil. These copper nanoparticles are further characterized for size and shape distributions by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, and high resolution transmission electron microscopy techniques. The results showed that the particles are spherical and quite stable in nature and shows surface plasmon resonance clearly featured in the optical spectra in visible region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-104
Number of pages3
JournalJOM
Volume62
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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