TiO2 nanocomposites: Preparation, characterization, mechanical and biological properties

Kosarsoy G., Sen E. H., AKSÖZ N., İDE S., Aksoy H.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol.318, pp.269-274, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 318
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.04.200
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-274
  • Keywords: Antimicrobial, Photocatalyst, Titanium dioxide, SAXS, WAXS, PHOTOCATALYSIS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Some novel nanocomposites, which contain different concentrations of TiO2 nanopowders, were firstly prepared by using marble dust with convenient chemical components. Their nano structures characterized and distributions of the nano-aggregations related with internal structural content of the samples have been determined by X-ray Scattering Methods (SAXS and WAXS) and mechanical properties were determined by using strain-stress measurements to increase their potential usage possibility as building materials in health and research centers. In the last and important part of the study, Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger which are a significant risk to medical patients were used to investigate originally prepared nanostructured samples' photocatalyst effect. During the last part of the study, effect of UV and visible light on photocatalyst nanocomposites were also researched. Heterogeneous photocatalysts can carry out advanced oxidation processes used for an antimicrobial effect on microorganisms. TiO2 nanoparticles as one of heterogeneous photocatalysts have been shown to exhibit strong cytotoxicity when exposed to UV and visible light. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.