Surface characterisation of electroless silver-plated polyester fibres

R.H. Guo, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, C.W.M. Yuen, Man Ching Frankie Ng

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Abstract

Electroless silver-plated polyester fibres are investigated in this work in order to develop functional textiles. The surface modification of silver-plated polyester fibres was characterized by the scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Xray photoelectron spectroscope (XPS). The results showed that silver particles with high purity were deposited uniformly on polyester and the silver film had a rather perfect crystal structure, demonstrating that electroless deposition is a suitable technique for the uniform deposition of silver.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalResearch Journal of Textile and Apparel
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Electroless plating
  • Silver
  • Polyester fibres
  • Surface characterisation

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