Morphologic, Photocatalytic and Antibacterial Properties of ZnO-TiO2 Sol-Gel System
Key Engineering Materials 2018
Anzelms Zukuls, Gundars Mežinskis, Aigars Reinis, Ingus Skadiņš, Juta Kroica, Ieva Stafecka, Ramona Durena

Prepared and heat-treated sol-gel ZnO-TiO2 coatings onto microscope glass slides were characterised by atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), as well as absorption spectra of light has been obtained. Thermally treated xerogels were characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD). As well as their photocatalytic activity using methyl orange (MO) and observing the colour changes over the time in visible light (VIS) and ultra violet (UV) light has been determined. The influence of ZnO concentration on morphology, photocatalytic activity and antibacterial properties of coatings was analysed. The growth of S. epidermidis on the surface of the samples was inhibited due to photocatalytic properties of coatings.

Antibacterial, Photocatalytic, Sol-Gel, Thin Coating, ZnO-TiO2

Zukuls, A., Mežinskis, G., Reinis, A., Skadiņš, I., Kroica, J., Stafecka, I., Durena, R. Morphologic, Photocatalytic and Antibacterial Properties of ZnO-TiO2 Sol-Gel System. In: Key Engineering Materials, Latvia, Riga, 20-20 October, 2017. Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications, 2018, pp.278-282. ISSN 1662-9795. Available from: doi:10.4028/

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