Silver polyhedron coated electrospun nylon 6 nano-fibrous membrane with good infrared extinction, ultraviolet shielding and water vapor permeability

P. Zhao, Jintu Fan

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Silver polyhedron coated electrospun nylon 6 nanofibrous membranes were produced using a nonhazardous and "green" electroless process. The process employed sodium citrate as a complexing and reducing agent at 80°C, without the need of any surfactant or hazardous chemicals. The novel nanofibrous membrane, produced under optimum conditions, demonstrated high infrared (IR) extinction and ultraviolet (UV) blocking and good water vapor permeability. It is expected to have wide potential application for thermal radiation shielding, UV blocking and IR camouflage. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5138-5144
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2012


  • coatings
  • fibers
  • nanotechnology
  • thermal properties
  • thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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