Antibacterial Surfaces

  • Elena Ivanova
  • Russell Crawford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Hayden K. Webb, Russell J. Crawford, Elena P. Ivanova
    Pages 1-8
  3. Song Ha Nguyen, Hayden K. Webb, Russell J. Crawford, Elena P. Ivanova
    Pages 9-26
  4. Armandas Balčytis, Gediminas Seniutinas, Florian Lapierre, Saulius Juodkazis
    Pages 27-39
  5. Paul J. Molino, Binbin Zhang, Michael J. Higgins
    Pages 41-60
  6. Hitesh Pingle, Peng-Yuan Wang, Sally McArthur, Peter Kingshott
    Pages 61-88
  7. Vy T. H. Pham, Chris M. Bhadra, Vi Khanh Truong, Russell J. Crawford, Elena P. Ivanova
    Pages 89-111
  8. Olha Bazaka, Kateryna Bazaka
    Pages 113-147
  9. Kitty K. K. Ho, Samuel K. Kutty, Daniel Chan, Renxun Chen, Mark D. P. Willcox, Naresh Kumar
    Pages 149-170
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 171-172

About this book

Introduction

‘Antibacterial Surfaces’ covers the advances being made in the design of antibacterial surfaces, which have the ability to either prevent the initial attachment of bacterial cells, or kill any cells that come into contact with these surfaces.

 

This book discusses the mechanisms associated with the attachment of bacteria to surfaces and the main strategies currently being employed to control the initial attachment processes. These strategies are expanded upon in the subsequent chapters, where the definition and description of antibacterial surfaces are clarified, as are the mechanisms that come into play when determining the effectiveness of an antibacterial surface. 

 

Subsequent chapters discuss a number of naturally occurring antibacterial surfaces, the methods currently being used for producing synthetic antibacterial surfaces, and the current and potential applications of such materials.

 

This book will be of great interest to people who work with materials that need to remain free of bacterial films, from designing safer biomedical implants to the production of self-cleaning materials where the prevention of biofilm formation has significant economic advantages.

Keywords

Anti-biofouling Antibacterial Bactericidal Fabrication Nanotopography

Editors and affiliations

  • Elena Ivanova
    • 1
  • Russell Crawford
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Science, Faculty of Science, Engineering and TechnologySwinburne University of TechnologyHawthornAustralia
  2. 2.School of Science, Faculty of Science, Engineering and TechnologySwinburne University of TechnologyHawthorneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18594-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18593-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18594-1
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Consumer Packaged Goods
Pharma