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Nanoscale materials and their unique properties make them attractive for research and health -related applications. Silver nanoparticles were synthesised and incorporated in zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films on glass and tissue, in order to study their effect on antibacterial activity. ZnO films with various contents of Ag nanoparticles were prepared by the sol –gel method. Xray diffraction revealed the polycrystalline structure of the films, scanning electron microscopy exhibited their dense and continuous structure and UV-visible spectroscopy for measurement and transmittance was at more than 87%. The absorbance peak of Ag NPS was centred at 351 nm. The diameter of Ag NPS was analysed by Zeta Sizer and the colloids ranged from 2 to 110 nm. The results indicate that ZnO with Ag NPs on tissue can resist the growth of this kind of bacteria, with the zone of inhibition of the bacteria ATTC 700603 at between 8 and 18 mm .
Keywords: Ag nanoparticles, zinc oxide, tissue, antibacterial activity.
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