Magnetron sputtering deposition of Ag/Ag2O bilayer films for highly efficient color generation on fabrics

Xiao Zhang, Shouxiang Jiang, Ming Cai, Hongmei Zhao, Fukui Pan, Dagang Miao, Xin Ning

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In this study, Ag/Ag2O bilayer films were deposited on polyester fabrics to fabricate structural color by magnetron sputtering. The thickness of the Ag film was set, by precisely controlling the thickness of the Ag2O layer, different structural colors were created on the fabric substrate, achieving a uniform and vibrant color spectrum. The prepared samples were characterized by XRD, FESEM and TEM. The chromogenic theory and mechanism were also investigated. The results showed that the efficient structural coloration process using magnetron sputtering deposition could be acquired. The developed textile coloration method may help advance new fabric dyeing technologies in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13342-13349
Number of pages8
JournalCeramics International
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2020


  • Ag/AgO bilayer film
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • Polyester fabric
  • Structural coloration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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