Silver nanowires: synthesis, antibacterial activity and biomedical applications

Richard Stanley Jones, Roger Draheim, Marta Roldo

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Silver is well known for its antibacterial properties and low toxicity, and it is currently widely used both in the form of ions and of nanoparticles in many diverse products. One-dimensional silver nanowires (AgNWs) have the potential to further enhance the properties of nanosilver-containing products, since they appear to have higher antimicrobial efficacy and lower cytotoxicity. While they are widely used in optics and electronics, more studies are required in order to better understand their behavior in the biological environment and to be able to advance their application in uses such as wound healing, surface coating and drug delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Article number673
JournalApplied Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018


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