Polymer Morphology :: Research

Research People Equipment Publications

Focus of the department

  • Research is focused on various polymer systems from the point of view of their supermolecular structure or morphology (light and electron microscopy) and local mechanical properties (microindentation hardness testing).
  • We characterize phase structure of multiphase polymer systems, including image analysis, evaluation of filler dispersion, qualitative estimation of interfacial adhesion etc.
  • We investigate relations among molecular structure, supermolecular structure and selected properties (micromechanical properties, tensile properties, creep, wear resistance...).

Projects of the department

  • UHMWPE for total joint replacements with increased lifetime - long-term collaboration with the 1st Medical faculty of the Motol Hospital and local manufactured of joint replacements = Beznoska Ltd. (grant projects GA ČR, MŠMT, TA ČR, IGA MZ ČR, AZV).
  • Multiphase biodegradable polymer systems for biomedical applications, in collaboration with Motol Hospital in Prague (grant projects GA ČR, TA ČR, AZV).
  • Collaboration in numerous projects, which employ microscopy and/or measurement of local mechanical properties (both local and international projects, study of polymer blends, micro/nanocomposites, polymer micro/nanoparticles including the polymer self-assemblies in solution, morphology of biocompatible polymers and hydrogels...).

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


 

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i.
Heyrovského nám. 2
CZ-162 06 Praha 6
Czech Republic
phone:+420 296 809 111
fax:+420 296 809 410

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