Lactobacillusassisted synthesis of titanium nanoparticles
1 University Department of Physics, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, 812 007, India
2 University Department of Chemistry, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, 812 007, India
3 Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, 400 076, India
Nanoscale Research Letters 2007, 2:248-250 doi:10.1007/s11671-007-9060-xPublished: 19 May 2007
An eco-friendlylactobacillussp. (microbe) assisted synthesis of titanium nanoparticles is reported. The synthesis is performed at room temperature. X-ray and transmission electron microscopy analyses are performed to ascertain the formation of Ti nanoparticles. Individual nanoparticles as well as a number of aggregates almost spherical in shape having a size of 40–60 nm are found.