The 81st JSAP Autumn Meeting, 2020

Presentation information

Oral presentation

1 Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology » 1.1 Interdisciplinary and General Physics

[9a-Z22-4~9] 1.1 Interdisciplinary and General Physics

Wed. Sep 9, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Z22

Akihiro Matsutani(Tokyo Tech)

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

[9a-Z22-4] PVP Electrospinning Fibers with Ag Nanoparticles Synthesized by Plasma

Li Zhu1, Wanying Zhu1, Wahyu Diono1, Hideki Kanda1, Motonobu Goto1 (1.Nagoya Univ.)

Keywords:electrospinning, plasma, Ag nanoparticles

Silver is a kind of safe antibacterial material. Nano-scale Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) can improve the vital activity for biomedical applications. By combining AgNPs, PVP electrospinning can be used as a new type of medical dressing, which has the functions of sterilization, breathability, and secretions absorption of wound skin.

AgNPs were synthesized by “Atmospheric-pressure Pulsed Discharge Plasma in a Slug Flow Reactor System”. The gas-liquid slug flow was generated in a capillary glass tube by flowing Ar gas and feed solution alternately. The mixed aqueous solution of 6 mmol/l AgNO3 and 0.1 wt.% starch was used as the feed solution. Through the copper plate attached to the outer surface of the glass capillary tube, an AC 10 kV voltage was transferred into the Ar gas phase to generate plasma in the glass capillary tube. After pulsed discharge plasma treatment, the collected yellow aqueous solution was freeze-dried.

The freeze-dried powder was mixed with a 10 wt.% Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP Mw 1,300,000) ethanol solution. This mixture was used as the feed solution for electrospinning. In the electrospinning, a DC power supply was applied to generate electrostatic force with 11.5 kV between the inner φ 0.5 mm nozzle and the collector, with a distance of 9.5 cm. Through a high-pressure syringe pump with setting the flow rate of 0.05 ml/min, the mixture was jet out from the nozzle to the collector. At 300 K and 21% of humidity atmospheric conditions, nanofibers were collected through the electrospinning setup.

TEM images of the electrospun product show that many nanoparticles distributed continuously on the surface of the fiber. Spectra of EDX shows, metallic Ag was evenly detected on the fiber.