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dc.contributor.authorDe Falco, Gen
dc.contributor.authorCiardiello, Robertoen
dc.contributor.authorCommodo, Men
dc.contributor.authorDel Gaudio, Pen
dc.contributor.authorMinutolo, Pen
dc.contributor.authorPorta, Aen
dc.contributor.authorD'Anna, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-13T13:41:58Z
dc.date.available2019-05-13T13:41:58Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-15en
dc.identifier.issn0257-8972
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/292710
dc.description.abstractThe production of thin coatings of TiO2 nanoparticles by aerosol flame synthesis and direct thermophoretic deposition is presented. Three different flame reactor configurations were designed in order to study the effect of particle size and film morphology on the performances of the coatings. Particle dimension, crystal phase and surface morphology were characterized using differential mobility analysis, Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy, respectively. The wetting behavior was investigated by water contact angle analysis, showing that titania coatings are characterized by a high photoinduced hydrophilicity. Measurements of the inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation revealed a high antibacterial activity from TiO2 nanoparticle films. Finally, both the hydrophilic character and the bactericidal effects are found to be mainly dependent on the size of primary particles composing the coatings. The optimal synthesis conditions were identified in order to produce a self-cleaning and self-disinfecting coatings material, with a nearly superhydrophilicity and a high antibacterial activity, both activated by ordinary light radiation in standard room illumination conditions.
dc.publisherElevier
dc.titleTIO<inf>2</inf> nanoparticle coatings with advanced antibacterial and hydrophilic properties prepared by flame aerosol synthesis and thermophoretic depositionen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage837
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameSurface and Coatings Technologyen
prism.startingPage830
prism.volume349en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.39863
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-06-27en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.06.083en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-09-15en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2018-06-30en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0257897218306807?via%3Dihub#ac0005en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-06-30


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