Green Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles to Study its Effect on the Skin using IR Thermography


  • Alrabab Ali Zain Alaabedin Department of Physics, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, 10052 Baghdad, IRAQ.
  • Basaad Hadi Hamza Department of Physics, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, 10052 Baghdad, IRAQ.
  • Aseel Musafa Abdual-Majeed Abdual-Majeed Department of Physics, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, 10052 Baghdad, IRAQ.
  • Salim F. Bamsaoud Department of Physics, Hadhramout University, Yemen.



Green Synthesis, ZnO NPs, IR thermography, nanomaterials


The aim of the research is the infrared imaging technique IR Imaging was used to detect temperature changes and their effects on the skin.In this study, ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) were prepared by Green's synthesis method. This method is considered the safest, easiest, and cheapest way to manufacture nanomaterials. The optical and structural properties of ZnO NPs have been studied by various techniques such as UV visible, X-ray diffraction, Field emission scanning electron microscopy, and Transmission electron microscopy. ZnO NPs had a UV- visible absorption peak at around 300 nm. ZnO's average crystallite diameter was calculated to be 15.41 nm using Scherrer's equation, which was derived from the width at half maximum of the peak more intense on the 101 planes at 36.28°. The Field emission scanning electron microscopy data showed that the synthesized ZnO NPs have a consistent shape and size throughout their range, these NPs are characterized by their diameter and were assembled into cylindrical clusters of varying diameters, with an average size of 106. Different magnifications of the ZnO NPs examined by Transmission electron microscopy showed that the majority of the particles were homogeneously scattered. Infrared thermal imaging technique (IRT) is used to clarify the change in temperature with the effect of the substance on the skin. The material was placed on the skin in two ways and put on the rabbit's front and back feet. When mixing the powder material of ZnO NPs with distilled water, and mixing the powder material of ZnO NPs with commercial Vaseline, we notice in both cases a temperature rise. The radiance was calculated for each image related to the change of temperature in the band (3-5) µm. The highest value in the range (3-5) µm for image R2 with radiation was (0.9209). The total spectral radioactive emission is proportional to the area under the curves and shifts towards shorter wavelengths with increasing temperature.


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A. A. Z. . Alaabedin, B. H. . Hamza, A. M. A.-M. Abdual-Majeed, and S. F. . Bamsaoud, “Green Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles to Study its Effect on the Skin using IR Thermography”, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 115–123, Sep. 2023, doi: 10.23851/mjs.v34i3.1339.

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