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.
|Title of host publication||Active RF Devices, Circuits and Systems Seminar|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2011|
|Event||Active RF Devices, Circuits and Systems Seminar - Belfast, United Kingdom|
Duration: 12 Sep 2011 → 12 Sep 2011
|Conference||Active RF Devices, Circuits and Systems Seminar|
|Period||12/09/11 → 12/09/11|