Antimicrobial coatings grown by the atomic layer deposition technique

Lukasz Wachnicki, Sylwia Gieraltowska, Bartlomiej S. Witkowski, Marek Godlewski, Michal M. Godlewski, Anna Slonska-Zielonka

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We developed growth method allowing covering of different types of objects, such as surgical instruments, tissues, masks, etc. with the atomic layer deposition method using oxide thin layers as antimicrobial coatings. These layers are deposited at low temperature (usually below 100°C), which allows for the covering of various substrates, including the soft tissue paper material or surgical instruments, as well as, synthetic and organic materials. The elaborated method of coating on various kinds of surfaces with metal oxide layers can be very helpful in reducing the energy and water inputs to processes designed to eliminate micro-organisms (sterilization), especially in the food industry, production technology and production of animal feed. Potential applications can also be found in medicine, veterinary medicine and the broader health care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology
Subtitle of host publication(IEEE-NANO)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467381550
ISBN (Print)9781467381574
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2015 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 27 Jul 201530 Jul 2015


Other15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2015


  • Characterization
  • Environmental Health
  • Nanobiology
  • Nanobiomedicine


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