Development and characterisation of novel anti-bacterial S-phase based coatings
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It is well-known that biologically active Ag/Cu ions are strong bactericides and silver or copper nanoparticles have been used in polymer-based antibacterial coatings. However, their poor durability has limited their use in tribological applications. This problem has been largely addressed recently by developing novel plasma co-alloying of austenitic stainless steel surfaces with both nitrogen and Ag/Cu to form wear resistant antibacterial S-phase. However, this technology is only applicable to austenitic stainless steel as the S-phase cannot be formed to other materials.
|Journal||Thin Solid Films|
|Early online date||7 Nov 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2017|