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April 5, 2012 4:26 PM Subscribe
I need to keep scientific samples (chips) in solution for weeks at a time, and they're growing bacteria. I suspect biologists have a good way of dealing with this, since they tend to do more solution work than I do; are any of you out there able to point me in the right direction in terms of UV lamps or something similar?
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Specifics: the chips are fused silica with graphene and gold on their surface. I'm storing them in deionized water and a little bit of surfactant. They can't be dried out once they're wet.
I did some preliminary searches for UV lamps, but I'm getting swamped by sterilizing cabinets for salons. Thanks!