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July 9th, 2009

New smart paint eats bacteria like Pac-Man

Abstract:
Imagine looking at your walls and seeing the purple paint eating bacteria from your wall just like "Pac-Man." Well, eating the bacteria part is true, but you won't be able to see them because these smart paints are being developed at the molecular level using nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology is the science of developing products ranging from 1-1000 nanometers; one nanometer is one billionth of a meter. The primary nanoparticles are called buckies or fullerenes and were named after Buckminster Fuller who invented the geodesic dome, because the molecules have six sides just like the geodesic panels.

There are two basic paints being developed, one using titanium oxide and the other type using silver particles, both of which have anti-bacterial properties. Using paints of this type in a home or hospital setting will assist in fighting infections and diseases by inhibiting organism growth on environmental surfaces. Examples of types of bacteria that will be inhibited are E-coli and MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus) the super bacteria.

The paint can be used on a number of different surfaces, and may be available in a wide variety of colors. These paints will be available soon for our homes and other locations such as hospitals and day care centers.

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