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New Findings from Gebze Institute of Technology in the Area of Amino Acids Described (Properties of ZnO Nanopowders Synthesized by Glycine-Nitrate...

September 2, 2014

New Findings from Gebze Institute of Technology in the Area of Amino Acids Described (Properties of ZnO Nanopowders Synthesized by Glycine-Nitrate Gel Combustion)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Amino Acids are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Gebze, Turkey, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The morphology and other physical properties of ZnO nanopowders synthesized by glycine-nitrate gel combustion process were investigated and characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nanosizer and X-ray diffraction."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Gebze Institute of Technology, "Glycine, NH2CH2COOH, and zinc nitrate Zn(NO3)(2)center dot 6H(2)O were dissolved in distilled water and the solution was coagulated by mixing at 90 degrees C. The viscous gel prepared during glycine-nitrate mixing was heated at approximate to 220 degrees C to initiate the exothermic reactions by self-combustion where the temperature reached up to 1200 degrees C. The glycine-nitrate ratio had a significant effect on the reaction temperature and final particle morphology. Therefore the synthesized powders have a different morphology like formless and spherical tufa ash."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The particle size distribution was 50-1200 nm as measured using a nanosizer."

For more information on this research see: Properties of ZnO Nanopowders Synthesized by Glycine-Nitrate Gel Combustion. Acta Physica Polonica A, 2014;125(2):664-666. Acta Physica Polonica A can be contacted at: Polish Acad Sciences Inst Physics, Al Lotnikow 32-46, Pl-02-668 Warsaw, Poland (see also Amino Acids).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting O. Yildiz, Gebze Inst Technol, Fac Engn, Dept. of Mat Sci & Engn, TR-41400 Gebze, Turkey. Additional authors for this research include A.M. Soydan, E.F. Ipcizade, D. Akin and O. Ucak.

Keywords for this news article include: Gebze, Turkey, Eurasia, Glycine, Nanopowder, Amino Acids, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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