Bactericidal efficacy of electrospun pure and Fe-doped titania nanofibers Article (Web of Science)

abstract

  • This paper reports the development of nonwoven nanofibers of pure and iron-doped titanium dioxide (TiO2) and evaluation of their antimicrobial attributes for using them as disinfectant gauze for wound healing upon brief activation by ultraviolet/infrared (UV/IR) illumination. It was found that the fibers exhibited superior bactericidal affinity when exposed briefly (3–12 s) to either multiphoton laser or infrared radiations. On the other hand, exposure to a UV beam for up to 20 min was not effective in mitigating the bacterial colonization of the Escherichia coli.

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publication date

  • 2010

published in

number of pages

  • 9

start page

  • 1761

end page

  • 1770

volume

  • 25

issue

  • 9