By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

Super nano-copper coating to kill bacteria

UBC researchers develop unique bumpy copper-zinc coating Metal Tech News – Aug. 3, 2022

 

Last updated 8/9/2022 at 2:56pm

A hand-railing made using antimicrobial copper.

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Copper antibacterial properties are increasingly being used to prevent the spread of disease in public areas.

A team of University of British Columbia researchers has designed a new copper coating that can kill bacteria more quickly and in greater quantities than current chemistries and could soon be available for hospitals and other high-traffic facilities.

The group, led by Amanda Clifford, an assistant professor in the department of materials engineering, has designed a nano-copper coating that incl...



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