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Antimicrobial Properties of a Novel Silver-Silica Nanocomposite Material
- Egger, Salome, Lehmann, Rainer P., Height, Murray J., Loessner, Martin J., Schuppler, Markus
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2009 v.75 no.9 pp. 2973-2976
- antimicrobial properties, nanocomposites, nanotechnology, polystyrenes, silver nitrate, zeolites
- Nanotechnology enables development and production of novel silver-based composite materials. We used in vitro tests to demonstrate the antimicrobial activity of a silver-silica nanocomposite compared to the activities of conventional materials, such as silver nitrate and silver zeolite. A silver-silica-containing polystyrene material was manufactured and shown to possess strong antimicrobial properties.