The bactericidal effect of silver nanoparticles

  title={The bactericidal effect of silver nanoparticles},
  author={Jose Ruben Morones and Jose Luis Elechiguerra and Alejandra Camacho and Katherine B. Holt and Juan Bautista Kour{\'i} and Jose Tapia Ramirez and Miguel Jos{\'e} Yacaman},
  pages={2346 - 2353}
Nanotechnology is expected to open new avenues to fight and prevent disease using atomic scale tailoring of materials. Among the most promising nanomaterials with antibacterial properties are metallic nanoparticles, which exhibit increased chemical activity due to their large surface to volume ratios and crystallographic surface structure. The study of bactericidal nanomaterials is particularly timely considering the recent increase of new resistant strains of bacteria to the most potent… 

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