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Chemical effects of biofilm colonization on 304 stainless steel

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Changes in the surface concentrations of the main alloying elements of an as-received 304 stainless steel, exposed to a mixed culture of biofilm-forming bacteria under flowing conditions, were observed using Auger electron spectroscopy. In the oxide film close to the bulk stainless steel, there was an enrichment in the relative concentration of Cr with a corresponding decrease in the relative Fe concentration as compared to a control coupon exposed only to sterile media. There were no changes observed in the relative Ni concentration.

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Pendyala, J., Avci, R., Geesey, G.G., Stoodley, P., Hamilton, M. and Harkin, G. (1996) Chemical effects of biofilm colonization on 304 stainless steel Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 14, (3), pp. 1755-1760. (doi:10.1116/1.580332).

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Published date: May 1996
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp

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Local EPrints ID: 157481
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/157481
PURE UUID: 4c124eb2-d57f-4bfd-b4f9-cc488616d0de

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Date deposited: 15 Jun 2010 15:30
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:40

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Author: J. Pendyala
Author: R. Avci
Author: G.G. Geesey
Author: P. Stoodley
Author: M. Hamilton
Author: G. Harkin

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