Characterization of Ag-plated silk fabric by electroless plating

Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Rong Hui Guo, Guang Hong Zheng

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The present study is performed with an objective to acquire a deeper understanding of the properties of Ag-plated silk fabric. The surface modification of electroless Ag-plated silk fabric was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It is found that a layer of fine Ag particles distributed evenly on the fabric surface with uniform grains. Functional properties of Ag-plated silk fabric were also evaluated. The results show that Ag-plated silk fabric possesses good anti-static property and excellent protection of ultraviolet radiation. In addition, the effective antibacterial activity of the Ag-plated silk against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus was determined. Therefore, the electroless Ag plating has opened up new possibilities in the modification of silk and is an exciting prospect for usage in textile design and technical textiles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSilk
Subtitle of host publicationInheritance and Innovation - Modern Silk Road
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2011
Event7th China International Silk Conference on Inheritance and Innovation - Modern Silk Road - Suzhou, China
Duration: 10 Sep 201012 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Conference7th China International Silk Conference on Inheritance and Innovation - Modern Silk Road


  • Characterization
  • Electroless plating
  • Silk fabric
  • Silver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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