Using sub-micron silver-nanoparticle based films to counter biofilm formation by Gram-negative bacteria

Using sub-micron silver-nanoparticle based films to counter biofilm formation by Gram-negative... Applied Surface Science 442 (2018) 288–297 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Surface Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apsusc Full Length Article Using sub-micron silver-nanoparticle based films to counter biofilm formation by Gram-negative bacteria a,c b a,⇑ c b A.R. Gillett , S.N. Baxter , S.D. Hodgson , G.C. Smith , P.J. Thomas Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Chester, Chester, UK School of Chemistry, Bangor University, Bangor, UK Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Chester, Chester, UK ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: Composite films comprised of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) grown using a low-cost straightforward Received 31 August 2017 chemical bath based method have been deposited on glass microscope slides to investigate their poten- Revised 31 January 2018 tial as a sacrificial antibacterial coating. The as-deposited films have been characterised using scanning Accepted 11 February 2018 electron microscopy (SEM) and optical profilometry. These suggested that the films were relatively uni- Available online 16 February 2018 form in coverage. Chemical composition of the AgNP films has been studied by using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The XPS analysis indicated that the Ag was in a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Precambrian Research Elsevier

Using sub-micron silver-nanoparticle based films to counter biofilm formation by Gram-negative bacteria

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
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0301-9268
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1872-7433
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10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.02.116
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Abstract

Applied Surface Science 442 (2018) 288–297 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Surface Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apsusc Full Length Article Using sub-micron silver-nanoparticle based films to counter biofilm formation by Gram-negative bacteria a,c b a,⇑ c b A.R. Gillett , S.N. Baxter , S.D. Hodgson , G.C. Smith , P.J. Thomas Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Chester, Chester, UK School of Chemistry, Bangor University, Bangor, UK Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Chester, Chester, UK ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: Composite films comprised of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) grown using a low-cost straightforward Received 31 August 2017 chemical bath based method have been deposited on glass microscope slides to investigate their poten- Revised 31 January 2018 tial as a sacrificial antibacterial coating. The as-deposited films have been characterised using scanning Accepted 11 February 2018 electron microscopy (SEM) and optical profilometry. These suggested that the films were relatively uni- Available online 16 February 2018 form in coverage. Chemical composition of the AgNP films has been studied by using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The XPS analysis indicated that the Ag was in a

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Precambrian ResearchElsevier

Published: May 1, 2018

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