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This paper reports the synthesis and characterization of silver oxide films for use as bactericidal coatings. Synthesis parameters, dissolution/elution rate, and bactericidal efficacy are reported. Synthesis conditions were developed to create AgO, Ag₂O, or mixtures of AgO and Ag₂O on surfaces by reactive magnetron sputtering. The coatings demonstrate strong adhesion to many substrate materials and impede the growth of all bacterial strains tested. The coatings are effective in killing

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Goderecci SS, Kaiser E, Yanakas M, Norris Z, Scaturro J, Oszust R, Medina CD, Waechter F, Heon M, Krchnavek RR, Yu L, Lofland SE, Demarest RM, Caputo GA, Hettinger JD. Silver oxide coatings with high silver-ion elution rates and characterization of bactericidal activity. Molecules. 2017 Sep 7;22(9). pii: E1487. doi: 10.3390/molecules22091487. PMID: 28880225. PMCID: PMC6151401.