Antimicrobial oligo(p-phenylene-ethynylene) film deposited by resonant infrared matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The antimicrobial oligomer, oligo(p-phenylene-ethynylene) (OPE), was deposited as thin films by resonant infrared matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE) on solid substrates and exhibited light-induced biocidal activity. The biocidal activity of OPE thin films deposited by spin-coating and drop-casting was also investigated for comparison. Enhanced bacterial attachment and biocidal efficiency of the film deposited by RIR-MAPLE were observed and attributed to nanoscale surface topography of the thin film.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ge, W; Yu, Q; López, GP; Stiff-Roberts, AD

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 116 /

Start / End Page

  • 786 - 792

PubMed ID

  • 24581926

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4367

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0927-7765

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2014.01.033


  • eng