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Silver-Thiol Composites – New Electrosynthetic Approaches to Nanoparticle Design

Newton, L, Sandhu, K, Leslie, R and Davis, J (2011) Silver-Thiol Composites – New Electrosynthetic Approaches to Nanoparticle Design. International Journal of Electrochemistry, 2011 (197936). [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijelc/2011/197936/

DOI: 10.4061/2011/197936


The prevalence of antibiotic resistance has increased during the last few years and is viewed as a growing problem which has fuelled copious amounts of research on the development of new antibacterial agents. Silver is well recognized as possessing antibacterial activity, and so by harnessing these properties and incorporating silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) within microdevices, possessing microfluidic channels has much promise. Progress in developing these types of systems has been limited due to the technological difficulties involved in controlling the inclusion of these nanoparticles within the devices. This work provides an insight into a novel electrochemical interaction that can enable not only the localisation of silver within such structures but also enables the smart release of AgNPs.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:20897
Deposited By: Professor James Davis
Deposited On:21 Jun 2012 10:07
Last Modified:14 Sep 2012 08:54

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