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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(2), 255; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9020255

Antibacterial Silicon Oxide Thin Films Doped with Zinc and Copper Grown by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition

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Department of Materials Science, Montanuniversität Leoben, Franz-Josef-Straße 18, 8700 Leoben, Austria
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INNOVENT e.V. Technology Development Jena, Prüssingstraße 27B, 07745 Jena, Germany
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Received: 2 January 2019 / Revised: 6 February 2019 / Accepted: 11 February 2019 / Published: 13 February 2019
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Zn-doped and Cu-doped SiOx films were synthesized by atmospheric pressure plasma chemical vapor deposition to study their antibacterial efficiency against Gram-negative Escherichia coli and their cytotoxic effect on the growth of mouse cells. Zn-rich and Cu-rich particles with diameters up to several microns were found to be homogeneously distributed within the SiOx films. For both doping elements, bacteria are killed within the first three hours after exposure to the film surface. In contrast, mouse cells grow well on the surfaces of both film types, with a slight inhibition present only after the first day of exposure. The obtained results indicate that the films show a high potential for use as effective antibacterial surfaces for medical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: thin films; silicon oxide; copper; zinc; antibacterial films thin films; silicon oxide; copper; zinc; antibacterial films
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Jäger, E.; Schmidt, J.; Pfuch, A.; Spange, S.; Beier, O.; Jäger, N.; Jantschner, O.; Daniel, R.; Mitterer, C. Antibacterial Silicon Oxide Thin Films Doped with Zinc and Copper Grown by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 255.

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