Antibacterial action of dispersed single-walled carbon nanotubes on Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis investigated by atomic force microscopy.

@article{Liu2010AntibacterialAO,
  title={Antibacterial action of dispersed single-walled carbon nanotubes on Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis investigated by atomic force microscopy.},
  author={Shaobin Liu and Andrew Keong Ng and Rong Xu and Jun Wei and Cher Ming Tan and Yanhui Yang and Yuan Chen},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 12},
  pages={
          2744-50
        }
}
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) exhibit strong antibacterial activities. Direct contact between bacterial cells and SWCNTs may likely induce cell damages. Therefore, the understanding of SWCNT-bacteria interactions is essential in order to develop novel SWCNT-based materials for their potential environmental, imaging, therapeutic, and military applications. In this preliminary study, we utilized atomic force microscopy (AFM) to monitor dynamic changes in cell morphology and mechanical… CONTINUE READING

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