Miroslav Šlouf, PhD
Consultant AssisIvan Fortelný, DSc
TopicControl of the morphology of biodegradable polymer blends
AnnotationSubstitution of synthetic polymers with biodegradable ones in a broad extent is desirable for sparing of fossil fuels and reduction of the amount of wastes. Individual biodegradable polymers frequently do not achieve properties of synthetic polymer materials. Blending of various biodegradable polymers represents an efficient method of enhancement of their properties. Properties of the polymer blends depend on their phase structure (morphology). Therefore, the morphology evolution during the blend mixing and processing must be controlled for achievement of required properties. The morphology evolution during the mixing and processing of biodegradable polymer blends will be studied both experimentally and theoretically, with the aim to find an efficient method of its control. The biodegradable polymer blends will be prepared in laboratory mixing devices. Their phase structure will be visualized by electron microscopy and correlated with their mechanical, micromechanical, and rheological properties.

BIOpolymer POstdoctoral Laboratory and educational center - BIOPOL

Otto Wichterle Centre of Polymer Materials and Technologies - CPMTOW

Centre of Biomedicinal Polymers - CBMP

Centre of Polymer Sensors - CPS

Polymers for Power Engineering - Energolab


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