Modification of silk fabric with gold nanorods

Yidan Zheng, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Feng Ding, Manda Xiao

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This paper aims to present a novel coloration approach for silk fabric using gold nanorods with different shape and size. Gold nanorods were prepared and successfully employed as colorants to modify the silk fabric through deposition process. The modified silk fabric samples inherited the optical properties of the gold nanorods and their resulting color attributes are similar to that of their corresponding nanorod solutions. The existence of the gold nanorods on the surface of the modified fabric samples was confirmed and the surface observation of the modified silk fiber indicated that the morphologies of the nanorods assembled on the fibers remained unchanged. The deposition mechanism of the gold nanorods on silk fibers was proposed as the electrostatic interaction between the gold nanorod solutions and the silk fibers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Society 2012 Spring Conference: Fiber Research for Tomorrow's Applications
PublisherFiber Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event2012 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society - St. Gallen, Switzerland
Duration: 23 May 201225 May 2012


Conference2012 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society
CitySt. Gallen


  • Colorant
  • Electrostatic interaction
  • Gold nanorods
  • Morphology
  • Silk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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