By exploiting the mechanism of supercavitation we are able to realize laser-induced multi-scale structure on the surface of Graphene-Oxide (GO) based polymeric matrices. The objective of this activity is twofold. From a fundamental point of view, we want to investigate the role of a multi-scale topological structure on the mechanism ruling the growth of microorganism ranging from the bacteria and fungi to human stem cells. From a more applicative perspective, the aim is to provide novel GO-based matrices with tailored topological features suitable for bio-medical application as anti-bacterial coatings or culture medium for stem cell.
V. Palmieri, M. Barba, L.D. Pietro, S. Gentilini, M.C. Braidotti, C. Ciancico, F. Bugli, G. Ciasca, R. Larciprete, W. Lattanzi, M. Sanguinetti, M.D. Spirito, C. Conti, M. Papi
Reduction and shaping of graphene-oxide by laser-printing for controlled bone tissue regeneration and bacterial killing,
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M. Papi, V. Palmieri, F. Bugli, M.D. Spirito, M. Sanguinetti, C. Ciancico, M.C. Braidotti, S. Gentilini, L. Angelani, C. Conti
Biomimetic antimicrobial cloak by graphene-oxide agar hydrogel, Sci.Rep. (2016).