Morphologic, photocatalytic and antibacterial properties of ZnO-TiO2 sol-gel system

Anzelms Zukuls, Gundars Mezinskis, Aigars Reinis, Ingus Skadins, Juta Kroica, Ieva Stafecka, Ramona Durena

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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 were analysed. The growth of S. epidermidis on the surface of the samples was inhibited due to photocatalytic properties of coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Applied Chemistry - 58th International Conference of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, MSAC 2017
EditorsValdis Kokars
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035712384
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event58th International Scientific Conference of Riga Technical University (RTU): Materials Science and Applied Chemistry ( MSAC 2017) - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 20 Oct 201720 Oct 2017
Conference number: 58

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference58th International Scientific Conference of Riga Technical University (RTU)
Abbreviated title MSAC 2017
Internet address


  • Antibacterial
  • Photocatalytic
  • Sol-gel
  • Thin coating
  • ZnO-TiO

Field of Science*

  • 1.3 Physical sciences
  • 1.6 Biological sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.3. Publications in conference proceedings indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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