Structural, electrical, and antimicrobial characterization of green synthesized ZnO nanorods from aqueous Mentha extract

Karakose E., Colak H.

MRS COMMUNICATIONS, vol.8, no.2, pp.577-585, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1557/mrc.2018.31
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.577-585
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


We synthesized two types of ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) for comparison, the first NPs were produced using a Zn(Ac)(2).2H(2)O solution in distilled water and the second were produced using a Zn(Ac)(2).2H(2)O solution in an aqueous extract of Mentha (mint). The x-ray diffraction patterns were indexed on the basis of a hexagonal (wurtzite) structure. The samples illustrate the high crystalline quality, and the average crystal sizes of the NPs were calculated to be 50 and 60 nm for GS and NS, respectively. ZnO nanorods were produced for the first time by using green synthesis method.