Paper surface functionalized by nanoparticles

Ying Hui Ngo, Dan Li, George P. Simon, Gil Garnier

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An overview of the properties, attachment methods and applications of nanoparticle-treated paper is presented. There is an increasing interest in titania, gold (AuNPs) and silver (AgNPs) nanoparticles, which have demonstrated tremendous potential for novel optical, antibacterial, catalytic, anti-counterfeiting and biosensor applications. Attaching nanoparticles to paper promises low cost, rapid and excellent sensory and environmental applications. The attachment of these nanoparticles to paper is reviewed as this methodlogy holds promise for low cost substrates for sensors and environmental applications. The review pointed out the lack of understanding in controlling the size, uniformity and preferential location of nanoparticle adsorption within the 3D heterogeneous fibrous structure of paper. The state of nanoparticle adsorption such as singlet, doublet and n-let aggregates of these nanoparticles on paper is believed to control their surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and Surface enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAppita Annual Conference Proceedings
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameAppita Annual Conference
ISSN (Print)1443-5454


  • Gold
  • Nanoparticles
  • Paper substrate
  • SERS
  • Silver
  • SPR
  • Titania

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