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Strong antimicrobial coatings: single-walled carbon nanotubes armored with biopolymers.

Nepal, Dhriti and Balasubramanian, Shankar and Simonian, Aleksandr L. and Davis, Virginia A. (2008) Strong antimicrobial coatings: single-walled carbon nanotubes armored with biopolymers. Nano letters, 8 (7). pp. 1896-901. ISSN 1530-6984

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/nl080522t

Abstract

Large scale biomimetic single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) coatings with significant antimicrobial activity, high Young's Modulus, and controlled morphology were fabricated using layer-by-layer assembly. Thickness was controlled within 1.6 nm and SWNT orientation was controlled using a directed air stream. This unique blend of multifunctionality and vertical and lateral control of a bottom-up assembly process is a significant advancement in developing macroscale assemblies with the combined attributes of SWNTs and natural materials.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:73
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:07 Jan 2009 16:25
Last Modified:19 Feb 2009 17:06

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