Mechano-bactericidal mechanism of graphene nanomaterials

Linklater, D, Baulin, V, Juodkazis, S and Ivanova, E 2018, 'Mechano-bactericidal mechanism of graphene nanomaterials', Interface Focus, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1-9.


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Title Mechano-bactericidal mechanism of graphene nanomaterials
Author(s) Linklater, D
Baulin, V
Juodkazis, S
Ivanova, E
Year 2018
Journal name Interface Focus
Volume number 8
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher The Royal Society Publishing
Abstract Growing interest in the bactericidal effect of graphene and graphene-derived nanomaterials has led to the investigation and effective publication of the bactericidal effects of the substratum, many of which present highly conflicting material. The nature of bacterial cell death on graphene bio-interfaces, therefore, remains poorly understood. Here, we review recent findings on the bactericidal effect of graphene and graphene-derived nanomaterials, and proposed mechanisms of cell inactivation, due to mechanical contact with graphene materials, including lipid extraction, physical damage to membranes and pore formation.
Subject Biological Physics
Nanoscale Characterisation
Keyword(s) Bactericidal effect
Bio-interfaces
Graphene
DOI - identifier 10.1098/rsfs.2017.0060
Copyright notice © 2018 The Author(s)
ISSN 2042-8898
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