Flexible Antibacterial Coatings
AbstractThis article reviews the present state of the art in the field of flexible antibacterial coatings which efficiently kill bacteria on their surfaces. Coatings are formed using a reactive magnetron sputtering. The effect of the elemental composition and structure of the coating on its antibacterial and mechanical properties is explained. The properties of Cr–Cu–O, Al–Cu–N, and Zr–Cu–N antibacterial coatings are used as examples and described in detail. The efficiency of killing of bacteria was tested for the Escherichia coli bacterium. The principle of the formation of thick, flexible antibacterial coatings which are resistant to cracking under bending is explained. It is shown that magnetron sputtering enables production of robust, several-micrometer thick, flexible antibacterial coatings for long-term use. The antibacterial coatings produced by magnetron sputtering present huge potential for many applications. View Full-Text
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Musil, J. Flexible Antibacterial Coatings. Molecules 2017, 22, 813.
Musil J. Flexible Antibacterial Coatings. Molecules. 2017; 22(5):813.Chicago/Turabian Style
Musil, Jindřich. 2017. "Flexible Antibacterial Coatings." Molecules 22, no. 5: 813.
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