Antibacterial Metallic Touch Surfaces

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Villapún, Victor M.; Dover, Lynn G.; Cross, Andrew; González, Sergio;
(2016)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Materials,volume 9,issue 9 (issn: 1996-1944, eissn: 1996-1944)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ma9090736, pmc: PMC5457048
  • Subject: QC120-168.85 | antimicrobial | disinfection | Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Technology | touch surfaces | TA1-2040 | T | Review | Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering | TK1-9971 | copper | Microscopy | J500 | QH201-278.5 | Descriptive and experimental mechanics | C500

Our aim is to present a comprehensive review of the development of modern antibacterial metallic materials as touch surfaces in healthcare settings. Initially we compare Japanese, European and US standards for the assessment of antimicrobial activity. The variations in ... View more
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