Antimicrobial properties of metal surfaces enhanced by laser-texturing technique

KILLING BACTERIA: MSE professor, Rahim Rahimi is leading a team that has created a laser treatment method that could potentially turn any metal surface into a rapid bacteria killer – just by giving the metal’s surface a different texture. Learn how it works:

SEM images of copper samples pre and post laser treatment. Credit: Purdue University images/Vidhya Selvamani