Effect of Nano Sized Silver on Electrospun Nylon-6 Fiber

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Abstract:

We incorporated silver nanoparticles into a nylon solution, fabricated electrospun nanofibers, and studied various parameters of the electrospun fibers. We found that the addition of silver nanoparticles introduces antibacterial effects into nylon composite fibers. The average fiber diameter and fiber morphology was greatly affected when parameters such as solution concentration and the amount of silver nanoparticles were changed. The composite fibers that we prepared have the potential to be used as filtration membranes.

Keywords: ANTIBACTERIAL MATERIALS; ELECTROSPINNING; NYLON-6; SILVER NANOPARTICLES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3231

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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