Effect of Ferrofluids on Microbes

Sheikh, Lubna and Dutta, Abinash and Chandra, R and Nayar, S (2015) Effect of Ferrofluids on Microbes. International Journal of New Technologies in Science and Engineering, 2(3) . pp. 109-117.

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The chance finding of aqueous ferrofluids (FF) as antibacterial leaves one wondering whether it is the metallic part which has anti-bacterial properties or is it the nano size and structure which is responsible. Compared to silver, the known antimicrobial agent, there could be potential advantages that iron has to offer. In order to study the effects of ferrofluids containing iron oxide nanoparticles coated with surfactant such as polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), synthesized by a novel biomimetic process via matrix mediated process at different concentrations. These ferrofluids were tested against bacteria, fungus and algae. FF was characterized by MFM, TEM and DLS.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.ijntse.com/upload/1443860971IJNTSE-Sep-...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Antibacterial, Ferrofluids, Inhibition zone, Iron oxide nanoparticles,TEM
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:7340
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:05 Nov 2015 13:10
Last Modified:08 Jan 2016 13:06
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