Silver Nanoparticle Socks

By Pennsylvania State Univeristy

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Abstract

This lab will allow students to use the pure silver nanoparticles they synthesize to create antibacterial socks. They will compare their socks with socks that have been treated with a commercial silver spray, socks that have been treated in a factory, and a control that was not been treated.  After a 24-hour period in which the bacteria will be allowed to grow on the agar plates, each culture (which will contain a piece of sock) will be observed for a zone of inhibition. Socks are easy for students to relate to and show how nanoparticles can have simple relevant applications.

Credits

Developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology NNIN RET Program.

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This lesson was developed with support of the National Science Foundation, NNIN and the NNIN RET Program.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Pennsylvania State Univeristy (2017), "Silver Nanoparticle Socks," http://nanohub.org/resources/25661.

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Submitter

Nancy Healy

NNCI Education and Outreach, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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