Utilization of atmospheric Dielectric barrier discharge plasma for nano-particles synthesis and immobilization on cotton fabric

Document Type : Original Article


1 Pretreatment & Finishing of Cellulose Based Textiles, Textile Industries Research Division, National Research Centre (NRC), Giza, 12622, Egypt.

2 Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azahar University, Cairo Egypt

3 Dye and pigment department Textile Research Division, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt


In this work nano-particles were in-situ synthesized on cotton fabric by dipping the Air/ Dielectric barrier discharge plasma pretreated fabric in the corresponding metal salts solution followed by exposure to Ar/ plasma at atmospheric pressure. The size of the synthesized nano-particles was ranged from 7 to 30 nm with spherical shape. The immobilized nano-particles confer the fabric with multifunctional properties such as UV blocking and antimicrobial properties. Furthermore, the nano-particles could act as an alternative to the traditional organic dyes for dying cotton fabric with excellent color properties. Cotton fabric immobilized nano-particle was subsequently printed with three different reactive dyes to express the availability of their printing and obtaining different color shading.


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  • Receive Date: 27 September 2021
  • Revise Date: 01 October 2021
  • Accept Date: 10 October 2021
  • First Publish Date: 10 October 2021