Effect of TiO2/Ag Nanocomposite Loading on the Optical Properties of Chitosan Film

  • Melda TaspikaEmail author
  • Resetiana Dwi Desiati
  • Eni Sugiarti
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Effect of TiO2/Ag loading on the optical properties of chitosan film will be studied in this report. Herein, TiO2/Ag-chitosan composite films were prepared by solution casting method in wet phase separation using potassium hydroxide (KOH) to produce free-standing films. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) images show the encapsulated TiO2/Ag particles and the agglomeration of TiO2/Ag particles in chitosan which contributes to the absorption intensity and the band-gap energy of composite films. The increase of TiO2/Ag loading in chitosan leads to the increase of the absorbance intensity and the decrease of optical band-gap energy from 5.2 to 4.6 eV. Additionally, the transparency of composite films decreases with the increase of dispersed TiO2/Ag particles.


TiO2/Ag composite Chitosan film Wet phase separation Optical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melda Taspika
    • 1
    Email author
  • Resetiana Dwi Desiati
    • 1
  • Eni Sugiarti
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Physics, Indonesian Institute of SciencesSouth TangerangIndonesia

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