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Preparation Of Pvp-Coated Copper Oxide Nanosheets As Antibacterial And Antifungal Agents, Mahdi Shahmiri Oct 2013

Preparation Of Pvp-Coated Copper Oxide Nanosheets As Antibacterial And Antifungal Agents, Mahdi Shahmiri

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Copper oxide (CuO) nanosheets synthesized in polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) were characterized with respect to antimicrobial activity by quick precipitation method. Different sizes and shapes of CuO nanosheets were obtained by simple variations of PVP concentrations. The x-ray diffraction results revealed the formation of pure-phase CuO with monoclinic structure. Transmission electron microscopy analysis showed that the average ratio of length to width of these nanosheets increased with increasing PVP concentrations. Due to the quantum size effect, CuO nanosheets exhibit a blue shift in the ultraviolet-visible spectra. Field emission scanning electron microscopy results showed that as the concentration of PVP increased, well-defined morphologies ...