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Bactericidal activity of black silicon

Nature Comm., 4, 2838 (2013) E. P. Ivanova, J. Hasan, H. K. Webb, G. Gervinskas, S. Juodkazis, Vi K. Truong, A. H. F. Wu, R. N. Lamb, V. A. Baulin, G. S. Watson, J. A. Watson, D. E. Mainwaring, R. J. ...

Anti-bacterial surfaces inspired by cicada and dragonfly wings

This is the first reported example of a naturally existing surface with a physical structure that exhibits such effective bactericidal properties. Cicada wing nanopillars are extremely effective at ki...

Bacterial attachment on sub-nanometrically smooth titanium substrata

Biofouling, 29 (2), 163-170 (2013) H.K. Webb, V. Boshkovikj, C.J. Fluke, V.K. Truong, J. Hasan, V.A. Baulin, R. Lapovok, Y. Estrin, R.J. Crawford and E.P. Ivanova Despite the volume of work that has b...

Natural Bactericidal Surfaces: Mechanical Rupture of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cells by Cicada Wings

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Anti-bacterial surfaces inspired by cicada and dragonfly wings

Many surfaces found in nature possess sophisticated topographical structures which provide them with exceptional properties. Nano-structured surface of lotus leafs efficiently repel water, microscopic...

Differential attraction and repulsion of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa on molecularly smooth titanium films

[button href="http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/111122/srep00165/full/srep00165.html" color="lime_green" target="_blank" id=""]PDF[/button] E. Ivanova, V. Khanh Truong , H. Webb , V.A. Baulin, J. Wang ...