Coating of green-synthesized silver nanoparticles on cotton fabric

  • Madheswaran Balamurugan
  • Shanmugam Saravanan
  • Tetsuo Soga
Article

Abstract

Silver nanoparticles were synthesized by a green method and coated on cotton fabric using dip and ultrasonication processes. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized using ultraviolet visible spectra, X-ray diffractometry and transmission electron microscopy. Through transmission electron microscopy, the nanostructure was confirmed. The prepared silver nanoparticles were about 86 nm in size with a face-centered cubic crystalline nature. The silver nanoparticles coated on cotton fabric were characterized using a scanning electron microscope. The scanning electron microscope images showed uniform coating of silver nanoparticles on the surface of fabrics. The antibacterial activities of the silver nanoparticle-coated fabric were investigated against the strain of Staphylococcus aureus culture, and it exhibited good antibacterial activity. The tensile strength of the cotton fabric increased considerably when the silver nanoparticles were coated on it. The ultrasonication process gave rise to the higher tensile strength.

Keywords

Fabric coating Silver nanoparticles Dip coating Ultrasonication coating Nanocoating Antibacterial coating 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Photonics and Nanotechnology, Department of ScienceSona College of TechnologySalemIndia
  2. 2.Department of Frontier MaterialsNagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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