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Advances in Laser Ablation Synthesized Silicon-Based Nanomaterials for the Prevention of Bacterial Infection

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Departamento de Oftalmología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
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Instituto Murciano de Investigación Biosanitaria Virgen de la Arrixaca (IMIB-Arrixaca), 30120 Murcia, Spain
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Department of Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital 12 de Octubre i+12, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN), Avenida Monforte de Lemos, 3-5, 28029 Madrid, Spain
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Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1443; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081443
Received: 5 July 2020 / Revised: 18 July 2020 / Accepted: 22 July 2020 / Published: 24 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Antibacterial Laser-Fabricated Nanomaterials)
Nanomaterials have unique properties and characteristics derived from their shape and small size that are not present in bulk materials. If size and shape are decisive, the synthesis method used, which determines the above parameters, is equally important. Among the different nanomaterial’s synthesis methods, we can find chemical methods (microemulsion, sol-gel, hydrothermal treatments, etc.), physical methods (evaporation-condensation, laser treatment, etc.) and biosynthesis. Among all of them, the use of laser ablation that allows obtaining non-toxic nanomaterials (absence of foreign compounds) with a controlled 3D size, has emerged in recent years as a simple and versatile alternative for the synthesis of a wide variety of nanomaterials with numerous applications. This manuscript reviews the latest advances in the use of laser ablation for the synthesis of silicon-based nanomaterials, highlighting its usefulness in the prevention of bacterial infection. View Full-Text
Keywords: laser ablation; silicon; silica; nanoparticles; nanomaterials; bacteria; infection; biofilm laser ablation; silicon; silica; nanoparticles; nanomaterials; bacteria; infection; biofilm
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Martínez-Carmona, M.; Vallet-Regí, M. Advances in Laser Ablation Synthesized Silicon-Based Nanomaterials for the Prevention of Bacterial Infection. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 1443. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081443

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Martínez-Carmona M, Vallet-Regí M. Advances in Laser Ablation Synthesized Silicon-Based Nanomaterials for the Prevention of Bacterial Infection. Nanomaterials. 2020; 10(8):1443. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081443

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Martínez-Carmona, Marina, and María Vallet-Regí. 2020. "Advances in Laser Ablation Synthesized Silicon-Based Nanomaterials for the Prevention of Bacterial Infection" Nanomaterials 10, no. 8: 1443. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081443

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