The laboratory data showing the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) for a range of bacteria and a comparison of Ag-O-H2O metallic silver aquasols with the antibodies is presented. Aquasols are permanent dispersions of a solid phase in pure water and the dispersed phase are found to contain 15-30 nm particles of metallic Ag. One cryo-TEM image of the aquasol is found to show a cluster of three metallic silver particles which are separated by nanometer thick layers of different phase. The solid phase in silver aquasols consists of largely metallic silver particles of 5-6 nm size, counted by a layer of oxide materials and clustered as a dispersed phase of sol. Bending mode region Raman spectra of aquasols distinguishes among various commercial products and show differences on the same samples as a function of time. UV-VIS spectroscopy separates sols with different concentrations of Ag.
- Raman spectroscopy
- Silver aquasols
- Solid particle size and composition
- Structure of liquid phase
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)