Synthesis of ZnS–Mn nano-luminescent pigment for ink applications
Polyvinylpyrrolidine (PVP) surface modifier and Mn dopant concentrations were considered as affecting parameters. The luminescent ink was loaded with two different concentrations of pigments. The obtained ink was silk-screened on different types of fabrics mainly treated cotton, cotton and nylon. Structure, microstructure, luminescent properties of nano-pigments, inks and fabrics and also rheological properties of the inks were investigated.
High photoluminescence (PL) intensity
The results showed that the ceramic ink prepared with nano-luminescent pigment had high photoluminescence (PL) intensity. Moreover, the optimum concentrations of Mn and PVP for obtaining maximum PL intensity were found as 2 and 5 wt%, respectively. SEM images of fabrics indicated that nanoparticles were loaded, nonuniformly, on the fibers. The treated linen and nylon fabrics showed maximum and minimum PL intensity, respectively, due to ink penetration depth in the fabrics. Furthermore, washing fastness estimated for all fabrics was in the proper range.
The study is published in: Journal of Coatings Technology and Research November 2018, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 1325–1332.
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