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Fabrication of highly conductive stretchable textile with silver nanoparticles.

Ashayer-Soltani, R; Hunt, C; Thomas, O (2016) Fabrication of highly conductive stretchable textile with silver nanoparticles. Tex. Res. J., 86 (10). pp. 1041-1049.

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A method has been developed for the deposition of conductive metals onto fibres within textile structures. The resultant fabric, exhibited full metal coverage with good adhesion to the fibres. As well as being conductive and extremely flexible with little effect on its handle and drape properties, the fabric can also have an antibacterial property with a final layer of silver. In order to make a conductive fabric, cotton was first mercerised, followed by immersion in Poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) solution. Silver nitride was then reduced on the surface of the fabric which allowed formation of silver nanoparticles. Scanning electron microscopy studies of the conductive fabric confirmed the deposition of the polymer resulted in more uniform attachment of nanosilver to the surface of fibres. The fabric was then electroless plated to obtain surface resistivity of less than 0.2 /square. This method can be used for woven, non-woven and knitted types of fabric. It can be applied on to the fibres before or after being made into a textile.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Functionalized, PDADMAC, nanosilver, knitted, conductive textile, fabric
Subjects: Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials > Electronics Interconnection
Identification number/DOI: 10.1177/0040517515603813
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:13
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/7094

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