Self-cleaning cotton fabrics

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-141
Journal / PublicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume920
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Conference

Title2006 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting
PlaceUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period17 - 21 April 2006

Abstract

Nanocrystalline anatase titanium dioxide films were successfully produced on cotton fabrics from alkoxide solutions under ambient pressure using the low temperature sol-gel process. At a temperature as low as 40°C, only anatase phase formed from X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD). Field scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) images show the formation of uniform continuous films of titanium dioxide on cotton fabrics. The self-cleaning properties of these fabrics were evaluated by measuring anti-bacterial activities and the decomposition of a colorant Neolan Blue 2G. The results indicated that anatase treated cotton fabrics exhibited good self-cleaning performance. © 2006 Materials Research Society.

Citation Format(s)

Self-cleaning cotton fabrics. / Qi, Kaihong; Daoud, Walid A.; Xin, John; Mak, C. L.

In: Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 920, 2006, p. 135-141.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal