Antibacterial activity of microstructured sacrificial anode thin films by combination of silver with platinum group elements (platinum, palladium, iridium).

Author(s) Köller, M.; Bellova, P.; Javid, S.Memar; Motemani, Y.; Khare, C.; Sengstock, C.; Tschulik, K.; Schildhauer, T.A.; Ludwig, A.
Journal Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl
Date Published 2017 May 01
Abstract

Five different Ag dots arrays (16 to 400dots/mm(2)) were fabricated on a continuous platinum, palladium, or iridium thin film and for comparison also on titanium film by sputter deposition and photolithographic patterning. To analyze the antibacterial activity of these microstructured films Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) were placed onto the array surfaces and cultivated overnight. To analyze the viability of planktonic as well as surface adherent bacteria, the applied bacterial fluid was subsequently aspirated, plated on blood agar plates and adherent bacteria were detected by fluorescence microscopy. A particular antibacterial effect towards S. aureus was induced by Ag dot arrays on each of the platinum group thin film (sacrificial anode system for Ag) in contrast to Ag dot arrays fabricated on the Ti thin films (non-sacrificial anode system for Ag). Among platinum group elements the Ir-Ag system exerted the highest antibacterial activity which was accompanied by most advanced dissolution of the Ag dots and Ag ion release compared to Ag dots on Pt or Pd.

DOI 10.1016/j.msec.2016.12.075
ISSN 1873-0191
Citation Köller M, Bellova P, Javid SM, Motemani Y, Khare C, Sengstock C, et al. Antibacterial activity of microstructured sacrificial anode thin films by combination of silver with platinum group elements (platinum, palladium, iridium). Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2017;74:536-541.