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Nanostructured Polymer Center

We deal with research and development of special types of polymer binders, surface modifiers for nanostructures and with formulation of polymer systems which contain nanomaterials. Our labs are equipped for their synthesis as well as for their fundamental characterization.

Materials

  • carbon-based nanomaterials: graphite, graphene, nanotubes
  • layered nanoparticles: clays, layered double hydroxides (LDH), phosphonates
  • nanoparticles based on metals (eg. Ag, ZnO, TiO₂2)
  • polymers for the preparation of nanofibers and nanolayers
  • hydrogels with defined rheological properties

Activities

  • Preparation and chemical modification/functionalization of nanoparticles

  • Synthesis of surface modifiers for nanostructures

  • Synthesis of metal nanoparticles anchored in polymer matrix

  • Incorporation of nanostructures into polymeric dispersions and preparation of stable concentrates (masterbatch)

  • Formulation of polymer systems modified with nanostructures

  • Analysis of (nano)materials

    • Particle size (dynamic light scattering method)

    • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

    • many others advanced analytical techniques are available in cooperation with universities

Application of developed technologies and materials

  • Paints and coatings

  • Materials for conservation and restoration of historical objects

  • Adhesives

  • Composites for construction, electrical engineering, automotive industry, aviation

  • Conductive polymeric systems (electrostatic protective coatings)

  • Intermediates for cosmetic applications

Other activities

  • Participation in national and international research teams.
  • Active support for professional practice of high school students, university students and Ph. D. students.

Polymers

Spinnable polymer (5 µm scale),

Biopolymer (scale 20 µm)

Layered nanoparticels

LDH particles: ZnAl intercalated with lactate

Crystal of layered hybrid calcium phenylphosphonate-phosphate

Carbon nanomaterials

Single-walled carbon nanotubes - SWCNT

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes - MWCNT

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