Research of antibacterial activity on silver containing yttria-stabilized-zirconia bioceramic

Shih Fu Ou, Mao Suan Huang, Shi Yung Chiou, Keng Liang Ou

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An antibacterial bioceramic, silver containing yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), was fabricated by sintering for dental prosthesis applications. The biocompatibility, hemocompatibility and antibacterial ability of the silver containing YSZ were evaluated. The addition of silver did not cause tetragonal phase to transform into monoclinic phase and the silver containing YSZ maintained an excellent mechanical property. Furthermore, the sintered silver containing YSZ showed no toxicity and possessed a good antibacterial ability against both Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3591-3596
Number of pages6
JournalCeramics International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • Antibacterial bioceramic
  • Biocompatibility
  • Yttria-stabilized zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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