The visible light reactions of noble metal-based photocatalysts have been increasingly utilized to investigate their antibacterial activities. Furthermore, the photoreactions at various visible light wavelengths for specific combinations of titania nanotubes and noble metal nanoparticles have been found to promote osteogenic functionality. In this investigation, a novel multi-coating combination of noble metals (gold and platinum) on titania nanotubes was assessed using plasmonic photocatalysis and low-level laser therapy at 470 and 600 nm. The results showed that this coating on the nanotubes promoted antibacterial activity and osteogenic functionality. The order in which the gold and platinum coatings were layered onto the titania nanotubes strongly affected the osteogenic performance of the human mesenchymal stem cells. These results have identified a new approach for the development of efficient novel combinations of noble metal nanoparticles and titania nanotubes with visible light responses, sustainable antimicrobial activity, and osteogenic functionality.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Materials Science
- Condensed Matter Physics