Preparation and characterization of shielding textiles to prevent infrared penetration with Ag thin films

Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Dagang Miao, Jiangtao Xu, Songmin Shang, Xin Ning, Ping Zhu

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Silver (Ag) film with a thickness of 200 nm is deposited onto cotton and polyester fabric samples through magnetron sputtering and systematically investigated by using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, infrared (IR) emissivity and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The physical properties of the coated fabrics are then evaluated by examining the IR emissivity, reflection/transmission rate, contact angle and ultraviolet protection factor value. It is found that the Ag coated fabrics have an IR reflection rate of 30–35%, IR emissivity value of about 0.7 and a maximum UPF value of 218. The Ag coated fabrics therefore can provide excellent protection from UV radiation and good shielding from IR radiation, which means that they are promising materials for textiles that provide shielding from IR penetration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3542-3547
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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