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Nano-Silver as Interesting Material for Various Applications
Fraunhofer ICT, Joseph-von-Fraunhofer 7, Pfinztal 76327, Germany
Nano-silver has many beneficial properties that enable a high number of different applications.
1. The antimicrobial properties can be used for product applications in medicine, the construction and sanitary sector, coating of handles, controls and worktops up to antifouling coatings for ships - to name just a few.
2. Excellent electrical conductivity predestinate to applications for conductor pathways and printed electronic circuits. This effect can be even further improved in combination with CNT´s.
3. A high reflection rate in the range of thermal-IR is suitable for indoor as well as for outdoor applications. Heat insulation surfaces can help to save energy and improve indoor comfort. External applications help to avoid excessing heating of facades which leads to cool buildings.
The paper is focussed to product applications in the described areas, showing research and development activities of FhG-ICT and covers all steps from nano-particle-synthesis, stabilization, analysis and system-integration under special consideration of nano-safety throughout the entire product life-cycle.
Figure 1: REM-record of nano-silver particles used for product functionalization.
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Presentation: Invited oral at Nano and Advanced Materials Workshop and Fair, by Helmut Schmid
See On-line Journal of Nano and Advanced Materials Workshop and Fair
Submitted: 2013-04-03 17:07 Revised: 2013-12-04 15:15