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Antibacterial properties of Cu–ZrO2 thin films prepared via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition

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Abstract

The antibacterial properties of a Cu–ZrO2 film grown via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition are presented. The composite film showed high activity against E. coli (Gram-negative) and S. aureus (Gram-positive) bacteria with 5 log10 (E. coli) and 4 log10 (S. aureus) decrease in viable bacteria achieved within 20 and 60 minutes respectively. These results were comparable to a pure copper film that was prepared under the same conditions. The composite film was characterized for material properties using a range of techniques including X-ray photoemission and X-ray diffraction.

Graphical abstract: Antibacterial properties of Cu–ZrO2 thin films prepared via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition

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Submitted
05 Nov 2015
Accepted
11 Dec 2015
First published
16 Dec 2015

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016,4, 666-671
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Antibacterial properties of Cu–ZrO2 thin films prepared via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition

A. M. Alotaibi, S. Sathasivam, S. P. Nair and I. P. Parkin, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, 666
DOI: 10.1039/C5TB02312B

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