Titanium Materials with Antibacterial Properties
Research of Physicochemical Properties of Titanium Alloys and Development of Materials and Technologies Intended for Creation of Semiproduct Surfaces or Surfaces of Separate Items with Antibacterial and Deodorizing Properties
Tech Area / Field
- MAT-ALL/High Performance Metals and Alloys/Materials
3 Approved without Funding
All-Russian Institute of Light Alloys, Russia, Moscow
- Advanced Materials Production, Inc., USA, OH, Twinsburg\nCentro Svillippo & Applicazioni Titanio S.p.A., Italy, Terni
Project summaryVILS JSC investigations brought out a phenomenon as follows. Under specific thermoelectric treatment of titanium its surface acquires photocatalytic properties which are being enhanced by ultraviolet radiation. The above effect intensifies decomposition of detrimental gases.
Our preliminary results demonstrate that several classes of peccant bacteria perish on such surfaces.
It was also found out that after the above treatment titanium surface acquires anti- adhesion properties similar to Teflon.