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Silver Nanowires: Synthesis, Antibacterial Activity and Biomedical Applications

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School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, White Swan Road, Portsmouth PO1 2DT, UK
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Institute of Biological and Biomedical Science, University of Portsmouth, White Swan Road, Portsmouth PO1 2DT, UK
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(5), 673; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8050673
Received: 15 March 2018 / Revised: 18 April 2018 / Accepted: 20 April 2018 / Published: 26 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nano-systems for Antimicrobial Therapy)
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Abstract

Silver is well known for its antibacterial properties and low toxicity, and it is currently widely used both in the form of ions and of nanoparticles in many diverse products. One-dimensional silver nanowires (AgNWs) have the potential to further enhance the properties of nanosilver-containing products, since they appear to have higher antimicrobial efficacy and lower cytotoxicity. While they are widely used in optics and electronics, more studies are required in order to better understand their behavior in the biological environment and to be able to advance their application in uses such as wound healing, surface coating and drug delivery. View Full-Text
Keywords: silver nanowires; antibacterial properties; toxicity; biomedical applications silver nanowires; antibacterial properties; toxicity; biomedical applications
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Jones, R.S.; Draheim, R.R.; Roldo, M. Silver Nanowires: Synthesis, Antibacterial Activity and Biomedical Applications. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 673.

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