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Table 3 Physicomechanical properties of the composite with different concentrations of AgNPs (μg/mL) and AgNP diluent solution

From: Synthesis and characterization of a silver nanoparticle-containing polymer composite with antimicrobial abilities for application in prosthetic and orthotic devices

Sample type Sample AgNPs Average Average Maximum Ultimate Tensile Tensile Break
  name concentration hardness density deformation by tensile rupture elasticity elongation
   (μg/mL) (Shore A) (g/cm3) compression (%) strength (MPa) strength (MPa) modulus (MPa) (%)
AgNP S[16.49] 16.49 4.8 ±0.27 1.020 ±0.00 10.46 ±0.07 1.10 ±0.03 1.06 ±0.03 0.30 ±0.01 597.70 ±11.80
samples S[24.73] 24.73 3.6 ±0.22 1.022 ±0.00 18.39 ±0.05 0.90 ±0.06 0.89 ±0.06 0.20 ±0.01 555.10 ±39.74
(test samples) S[32.98] 32.98 3.4 ±0.41 1.013 ±0.00 17.12 ±0.19 0.70 ±0.04 0.71 ±0.04 0.20 ±0.01 549.50 ±26.54
Non-AgNP S-C1[0] 0 3.8 ±0.57 1.024 ±0.00 14.48 ±0.07 1.10 ±0.05 1.12 ±0.05 0.30 ±0.01 578.0 ±29.26
samples S-C2[0] 0 3.4 ±0.41 1.022 ±0.00 11.60 ±0.06 0.90 ±0.08 0.92 ±0.08 0.20 ±0.02 560.20 ±46.63
(control S-C3[0] 0 3.7 ±0.27 1.016 ±0.00 25.17 ±0.16 0.80 ±0.05 0.75 ±0.05 0.20 ±0.01 559.10 ±39.94
samples) S-C4[0] 0 4.4 ±0.22 1.022 ±0.00 13.44 ±0.08 1.20 ±0.16 1.20 ±0.16 0.30 ±0.02 606.20 ±72.19