Nano Archive

Synthesis of silver chloride nanocrystal on silk fibers

Potiyaraj, Pranut and Kumlangdudsana, Panittamat and Dubas, Stephan T. (2007) Synthesis of silver chloride nanocrystal on silk fibers. Materials Letters, 61 (11-12). 2464 - 2466.

Full text is not hosted in this archive but may be available via the Official URL, or by requesting a copy from the corresponding author.

Official URL:


The synthesis of silver chloride nanocrystals on silk fiber is reported. The growth of the nanocrystal was achieved by sequential dipping of the silk fibers in alternating solution of either silver nitrate or sodium chloride followed by a rinse step. The negative charge present at the surface of the fibers can immobilize silver ions which react in the next sodium chloride bath to form an initiator seed of silver chloride. The repeated alternating dipping of the fiber in the different solutions leads to the growth of AgCl nanocrystals. After 20 alternating dipping steps, the formation of cubic AgCl nanocrystal was observed by SEM, which revealed the presence of 100 nm cubes on the silk fiber. The crystallographic nature of the AgCl crystals was confirmed by X-ray diffraction which confirmed the presence of characteristics diffraction peak of AgCl and a cell size of 5.549 Å. The resulting fiber coated with nano-AgCl crystals could be used as a photocatalyst in water splitting applications or as an antibacterial agent.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Silver chloride; Nanocrystals; Synthesis
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:6732
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:09 Feb 2010 10:34
Last Modified:09 Feb 2010 10:34

Repository Staff Only: item control page