The inner and the outer walls of hollow tubing with an inner diameter of 0.4-0.9 cm and an outer diameter of 0.6-1.3 cm were coated with silver nanoparticles (NPs) by a one-step process using ultrasound irradiation. The structure and morphology of the nanoparticles (NPs) inside the hollow tubing and on the outer surface were characterized using methods such as XRD, TEM, HR-TEM, and HRSEM. The inner surface of the tubing was found to be coated with more silver than the outer surface. The coating was done on tubing made of rubber, PVC, Teflon and polyethylene. Sonochemistry is demonstrated as a method for depositing nanoparticles on the inner wall of a tube.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Applied Surface Science|
|State||Published - 15 Jan 2012|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work has been supported by grants from Comunidad de Madrid (08.5 / 0013 / 98), Comisi6n Interministerial de Ciencia y Tec-nologfa (CICYT grant PM 96/0047), Hospital Psiqui~trico de Ciempozuelos-Orden de San Juan de Dios and Delegaci6n del Gobierno para el Plan Nacional Sobre Drogas. The technical assistance of Concepci6n Baildn, from the Cajal Institute, Madrid, is gratefully acknowledged.