Silver nanoparticles with unique physicochemical properties and high biocide activity attract great interest in the design and in the manufacture of the new generation materials intended for biomedical technologies. This review aims to provide assessment of the bioactivity and usefulness of Ag-based materials in biomedical technologies, which are produced with the use of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) methods. The use of CVD and ALD technologies in the fabrication of silver layers, nanoparticles, and nanocomposites are discussed in the first part of this chapter. The second half of this review deals with the topics associated with the release of silver ions from nanoparticles or nanolayers and discusses the antimicrobial activity, bio-integration properties and toxicity of these materials.
Part of the book: Noble and Precious Metals