The nanoparticles made of silver have distinctive thermal properties, optical an electrical too. These features are incorporated in different products; some of them are chemical sensors, biological sensors, and even photovoltaics. Other products where silver nanoparticles are used are pastes, conductive inks, fillers. The potential properties of these particles are stability, low sintering temp, and electrical conductivity.
Some other purposes where silver particles are used are photonic and diagnostic devices, because of their optical features. These days, it is been noticed that silver nanoparticles are used much in keyboards, biomedical devices, antimicrobial coatings, textiles, and even in wound dressings. They are known to protect from bacteria as well.
Applications of silver nanoparticles
Conductive uses: The conductive properties of these nanoparticles of silver are used to improve electrical and thermal conductivity.
Diagnostic uses: They are used in biosensors as well as in quantitative detection purpose as well.
Optical uses: These particles help to improve the optical spectroscopes such as SERS or known as surface enhancement raman scattering and MEF or metal enhancement fluorescence. It is also is used to harvest the light.
Antibacterial uses: They are used in wide range of products such as cosmetics, pains, apparels, plastics, wound dressing, and in footwear and appliances.