Cr–Ag coatings : synthesis, microstructure and antimicrobial properties

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Author(s)

  • Afshin Karami
  • Hu Zhang
  • Victoria G. Pederick
  • Christopher A. McDevitt
  • Mohammad Sharear Kabir
  • And 4 others
  • Song Xu
  • Paul Munroe
  • Zhifeng Zhou
  • Zonghan Xie

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-603
Journal / PublicationSurface Engineering
Volume35
Issue number7
Online published31 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Abstract

Cr–Ag coatings for antimicrobial surface applications were fabricated by magnetron sputtering. The coating microstructure and mechanical properties were characterised using XPS, XRD, FESEM, TEM and nanoindentation measurement as a function of Ag content. The antimicrobial efficacy of these Cr–Ag coatings was evaluated against the pathogenic bacteria Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, revealing varied levels of bacterial killing. This study warrants further investigation into the antimicrobial mechanism of action of silver and future applications of Cr–Ag as antimicrobial coating for healthcare settings.

Research Area(s)

  • Antimicrobial surfaces, chromium, coating, silver

Citation Format(s)

Cr–Ag coatings : synthesis, microstructure and antimicrobial properties. / Karami, Afshin; Zhang, Hu; Pederick, Victoria G.; McDevitt, Christopher A.; Kabir, Mohammad Sharear; Xu, Song; Munroe, Paul; Zhou, Zhifeng; Xie, Zonghan.

In: Surface Engineering, Vol. 35, No. 7, 2019, p. 596-603.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review