Novel methods of killing bacteria using RF devices and conducting polymers

D. A. Freebairn, D. Linton, E. Harkin-Jones, D. S. Jones

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Abstract

This paper will demonstrate plans for a new approach to combating device-related infection using RF circuits to test the effects of electric current against bacteria on the surfaces of conducting polymers. An electrically modified bacterial flow device has been designed incorporating inert platinum electrodes and a range of intrinsically conducting polymers and conducting composite samples to assess the impact of a range of RF frequencies and current intensities on a number of infectious hospital pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive RF Devices, Circuits and Systems Seminar
Pages69-72
Number of pages4
Volume2011
Edition6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
EventActive RF Devices, Circuits and Systems Seminar - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201112 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceActive RF Devices, Circuits and Systems Seminar
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period12/09/1112/09/11

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    Freebairn, D. A., Linton, D., Harkin-Jones, E., & Jones, D. S. (2011). Novel methods of killing bacteria using RF devices and conducting polymers. In Active RF Devices, Circuits and Systems Seminar (6 ed., Vol. 2011, pp. 69-72) https://doi.org/10.1049/ic.2011.0215