A. Jegatha Christy a, b, L.C. Nehru c, M. Umadevi a
a Department of Physics, Fatima College, Madurai-625 018, Tamilnadu, India
b Department of Physics, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal-624 101, India
c Department of Physics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi-630 004, India
A simple combustion synthesis for the preparation of silver, gold, copper and nickel oxide nanopartilces, which alleviates the need for biomedical, has been developed and its effect on structural , morphology and optical characteritics were investigated using XRD, HR-TEM, SEM with EDS, FTIR and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy. These prepared nanoparticles exhibited strong anti bacterial and antifungal effects on the bacterial and fungi strains tested, probably through destruction of membrane integrity; therefore, it was concluded that the prepared nanoparticles has considerable antimicrobial activity, deserving further investigation for clinical applications.
With this aim, in this paper, we report a simple method for the preparation of silver, gold, copper and nickel oxide nanoparticles by using combustion synthesis process to fast, mild, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly rout to produce nano particles using glycine and citric acid as fuels.