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Abstract by Charles Lewis

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Presenter's Name

Charles Lewis

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

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None

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Department

Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Advisor

John Colton

Title

Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in Ferritin

Abstract

We believe that we have been able to synthesize zinc oxide nanoparticles in a solution of ferritin, an intracellular protein. The results from spectrophotometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry have shown the presence of zinc oxide, as well as ferritin, in the same fractions following gel-filtration chromatography. However, the results of the solution’s optical properties are inconclusive as to the existence of zinc oxide nanoparticles. We are also waiting for further findings from transmission electron microscopy.