Electrochemical Synthesis, Characterization, and Antibacterial Activity of Nickel Nanowires


  • Ali Hassan National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Yawar Abbas Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Najam us Sahar Sadaf Zaidi Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Khanpur Road, Mang, Haripur, KP, Pakistan


Nickel Nanowires, Electrochemical, Synthesis, Characterization, Antibacterial


A major challenge in the treatment of infectious illnesses is multi-drug resistance. The study investigates the synthesis of nickel nanowires followed by their characterization through various analytical methods including scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction spectroscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Additionally, the antibacterial properties of nickel nanowires were evaluated against Gram-positive (Streptococcus pyogenes) and Gram-negative (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter) bacterial species. Nickel nanowires depicted significant antibacterial properties against Enterobacter, Proteus mirabilis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa activity than selected antibiotics called Levofloxacin. This revealed their effectiveness in combating resistance prevalent among bacteria across the world.