Title Antibacterial efficacy of advanced silver-amorphous carbon coatings deposited using the pulsed dual cathodic arc technique
Authors ENDRINO ARMENTEROS, JOSÉ LUIS, Anders A. , Albella J.M. , Horton J.A. , Horton T.H. , Ayyalasomayajula P.R. , Allen M.
External publication Si
Means J. Phys. Conf. Ser.
Scope Conference Paper
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 3
SJR Impact 0.28800
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Publication date 01/01/2010
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-79952395268
DOI 10.1088/1742-6596/252/1/012012
Abstract Amorphous carbon (a-C) also referred as diamond-like carbon (DLC) films are well known to be a biocompatible material with good chemical in ertness; this makes it a strong candidate to be used as a matrix that embeds metallic elements with an antimicrobial effect. We have deposited as et of a-C:Ag films using a dual-cathode pulsed filtered cathodic arc source, the arc pulse frequency of the silver and graphite cathodes was controlled in order to obtain samples with various silver contents. In this study, we show the deposition of silver and carbon ions using this technique and analyze the advantages of incorporating silver into a-C by studying the antimicrobial properties against staphylococcus of samples deposited on Ti-6Al-4V coupons and evaluated using 24-well tissue culture plates. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Keywords Amorphous films; Biocompatibility; Biological materials; Carbon films; Cathodes; Deposition; Diamond like carbon films; Electrodes; Medical applications; Microorganisms; Physical vapor deposition; Sil
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