Surface characterization of sputter silver-coated polyester fiber

Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, W. F. Qin, Xiaoming Tao, Z. M. Zhang, C. W.M. Yuen, J. Xiong, Chi Wai Kan, L. Zhang, R. H. Guo, Songmin Shang

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The present study concerns modification of surface of polyester fiber by magnetron sputtering using a silver (Ag) target. A detailed characterization of the silver-coated polyester fiber was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction technique (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results revealed the remarkable changes in the surface morphology and microstructure of silver film on polyester fiber after sputtering for 10 and 30 min respectively. The SEM results showed that the silver particles were uniformly and densely deposited on the surface of polyester fiber. The XRD pattern of silver coated fabric showed that silver film is polycrystalline structure and dominated by the very strong (220) peak. Depth profiling results of silver coated fabric by XPS indicated that mainly metallic silver is existed throughout the whole depth region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-619
Number of pages4
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011


  • Microstructure
  • Polyester fiber
  • Silver
  • Sputtering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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