A single step process for the deposition of nanocomposite coatings with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) embedded in a plasma-polymerized polyacrylic acid (pPAA) matrix and performed using a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet is presented. Acrylic acid (AA) and AgNPs dispersed in ethanol (EtOH) are used as precursors and are separately injected in the plasma region directly; Ar is used as plasma gas and also as carrier gas for both precursors. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and ATR-FTIR analysis show the deposition of a micrometric pPAA coating on the polyethylene (PE) film used as substrate; AgNPs embedded in the polymeric matrix are visible in SEM pictures and their presence is confirmed by XPS and EDS analysis. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) also highlights a high retention of carboxylic groups in the pPAA chemical structure and the surface oxidation of AgNPs. Preliminary results of the antibacterial activity of the co-deposited coatings are presented

Co‐Deposition of Plasma‐Polymerized Polyacrylic Acid and Silver Nanoparticles for the Production of Nanocomposite Coatings Using a Non‐Equilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet

POLLICINO, Antonino;
2016-01-01

Abstract

A single step process for the deposition of nanocomposite coatings with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) embedded in a plasma-polymerized polyacrylic acid (pPAA) matrix and performed using a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet is presented. Acrylic acid (AA) and AgNPs dispersed in ethanol (EtOH) are used as precursors and are separately injected in the plasma region directly; Ar is used as plasma gas and also as carrier gas for both precursors. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and ATR-FTIR analysis show the deposition of a micrometric pPAA coating on the polyethylene (PE) film used as substrate; AgNPs embedded in the polymeric matrix are visible in SEM pictures and their presence is confirmed by XPS and EDS analysis. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) also highlights a high retention of carboxylic groups in the pPAA chemical structure and the surface oxidation of AgNPs. Preliminary results of the antibacterial activity of the co-deposited coatings are presented
Ag nanoparticles and pPAA co-deposition; antimicrobial properties; non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet; SEM/EDS; XPS
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