24 March 2014 Iron oxide nanoparticles in different modifications for antimicrobial phototherapy
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The main goal of this study was to investigate the sensitivity of microorganisms to combined action of blue light and iron oxide nanoparticles. Two strains of Staphylococcus aureus – methicillin-sensitive and meticillin-resistant were used. As a blue light source LED with spectral maximum at 405 nm was taken. The light exposure was ranged from 5 to 30 min. The Fe2O3 (diameter ∼27 nm), Fe3O4 nanoparticles (diameter ∼19 nm), and composite Fe2O3/TiO2 nanoparticles (diameter ∼100 nm) were synthesized. It was shown that irradiation by blue light caused from 20% to 88% decrease in the number of microorganisms treated with nanoparticles. Morphological changes in bacterial cells after phototreatment were analyzed using scanning electron microscope.
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Elena S. Tuchina, Elena S. Tuchina, Kristina V. Kozina, Kristina V. Kozina, Nikita A. Shelest, Nikita A. Shelest, Vyacheslav I. Kochubey, Vyacheslav I. Kochubey, Valery V. Tuchin, Valery V. Tuchin, } "Iron oxide nanoparticles in different modifications for antimicrobial phototherapy", Proc. SPIE 8955, Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications IX, 89551P (24 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2038421; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038421
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