Chaw et. al. 2005
“The study on the intermolecular forces within the EPSs of S. epidermidis RP62A and S. epidermidis 1457 biofilms suggest
that the silver ions can destabilize the biofilm matrix by binding to electron donor groups of the biological molecules.
This leads to reductions in the number of binding sites for hydrogen bonds and electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions
and, hence, the destabilization of the biofilm structure.”