Research on English Ivy Nanoparticles Uses Brookhaven’s BI-200SM Goniometer

Nov 7, 2019
Applications: NanoParticles
Instruments: BI-200SM
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A feature in Nano Express entitled, “Ultraviolet Extinction and Visible Transparency by Ivy Nanoparticles” investigated the optical absorption and scattering properties of nanoparticles secreted by English ivy with the help of Brookhaven’s BI-200SM Goniometer. Quanshui Li, Lijin Xia and Zhili Zhang and Mingjun Zhang through this research, explored the diverse properties and potential applications of naturally occurring particles.

Ivy nanoparticles used in this study underwent dynamic light scattering (DLS) analysis to obtain accurate measurements. Strong ultraviolet extinction and excellent visible transparency were observed. They were then compared to the inorganic TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles at similar concentrations. The contributions of absorption and the scattering to total extinction were quantified by simulation of the Mie scattering theory. In this study, the researchers were able to demonstrate that the extinction spectra of the ivy nanoparticles displayed strong ultraviolet and weak visible extinction with a sharp transition edge. Findings showed that, when compared to inorganic nanoparticles, ivy nanoparticles could be used in ultraviolet protection due to their optical properties and harmless nature.

Accurate DLS analysis provides an in depth look at nanoparticles, helping researchers attain significant data for their research. To ensure precise results, researchers use only high quality and reliable instruments. Brookhaven Instruments carries equipment, such as the BI-200SM Goniometer, that is technologically advanced, easy-to-use and effective.