Studies on the annealing and antibacterial properties of the silver-embedded aluminum/silica nanospheres

Ko Ying Pan, Chia Hung Chien, Ying Chih Pu, Chia Ming Liu, Yung-Jung Hsu, Jien Wei Yeh, Han C. Shih*

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Abstract

Substantial silver-embedded aluminum/silica nanospheres with uniform diameter and morphology were successfully synthesized by sol-gel technique. After various annealing temperatures, the surface mechanisms of each sample were analyzed using scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The chemical durability examinations and antibacterial tests of each sample were also carried out for the confirmation of its practical usage. Based on the result of the above analyses, the silver-embedded aluminum/silica nanospheres are eligible for fabricating antibacterial utensils.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Annealing
  • Antibacterial test
  • Chemical durability examination
  • Silver-embedded aluminum/silica nanospheres
  • Sol-gel technique

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