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Nanoengineered Antibacterial Coatings and Materials: A Perspective

School of Engineering, The University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes SA 5095, Australia
Coatings 2019, 9(10), 654; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9100654
Received: 5 September 2019 / Revised: 3 October 2019 / Accepted: 9 October 2019 / Published: 11 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Antimicrobial Coatings)
This feature article begins by outlining the problem of infection and its implication on healthcare. The initial introductory section is followed by a description of the four distinct classes of antibacterial coatings and materials, i.e., bacteria repealing, contact killing, releasing and responsive, that were developed over the years by our team and others. Specific examples of each individual class of antibacterial materials and a discussion on the pros and cons of each strategy are provided. The article contains a dedicated section focused on silver nanoparticle based coatings and materials, which have attracted tremendous interest from the scientific and medical communities. The article concludes with the author’s view regarding the future of the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: infection; antibacterial; coatings; silver; nanomaterials; plasma deposition infection; antibacterial; coatings; silver; nanomaterials; plasma deposition
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