|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Biological Materials Science
||Silver and Potassium Ion Exchange in Aluminosilicate and Soda Lime Glasses for Antimicrobial Purpose
||Duygu Guldiren, İpek Erdem, Süheyla Aydın
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Glasses having antimicrobial activity have drawn attention due to its wide usage in various applications such as touch screens, glassware, architectural applications, cosmetic industry, textiles, dental and orthopedic implants and biomaterials. In order to impart antimicrobial property to the glass, ion exchange treatment, which has many advantages, can be used. The motivation of the present study is to prepare silver and potassium doped aluminosilicate and soda lime glasses by ion exchange, and also investigate the effects of different glass compositions on the efficiency of ion exchange treatment. Glasses were prepared by conventional melt-quenching technique in the range of 1300-1500 °C according to the glass composition. Glasses were ion exchanged using AgNO3-KNO3 mixed salt bath for different experimental conditions. Treated glass samples were investigated by means of the amount of incorporated silver and potassium into the glass, the amount of released silver ions into aqueous environment and their antimicrobial activity.
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