Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry

Equipment - Polymer Networks and Gels

  • HPLC/DAD Shimadzu LC-20AD
  • UV/VIS spectrophotometer HITACHI U-1900
  • Automatic titrator Mettler Toledo 50 DL
  • Rheometer Gemini HR Nano (Malvern, UK) - oscillatory/rotational shear rheometer
Rheometer is equipped:
Rheometer Gemini HR Nano

- normal force range 0.001-20 N, frequency range 1µHz - 150 Hz (frequency can be extended to 2-3 kHz using piezo-rotational-vibration module)
- Peltier heating/cooling table (-30 °C to 200 °C)
- standard plate-plate, cone-plate and cup and bob geometries
- DMA clamps for rectangular samples in torsion mode
- stainless steel environmental chamber (to measure samples immersed in liquids)
- humidity control cabinet
- extended temperature oven (ETC, up to 550°C) with plate-plate geometry/ DMA torsion clamps
- UV curing cell with plate-plate geometry and temperature control
(-20°C to 90°C)


  • Tensile Minitester (Labio, Czech Republic)
It is equipped:
Tensile Minitester

- solvent bath optimized for swollen samples measured in swelling environment including hydrogels in water
- temperature control using Peltier table, range -20°C to 200°C
- the testing speed (strain rate): 1 - 10 mm/min
- relaxation, stretch/release deformation mode







  • 3D printer Original Prusa SL-1 (Prusa Research, Czech Republic)
- stereolithographic printer with MSLA printing technology3D printer Original Prusa SL-1
- the minimum height of the printed layer is 10 µm (displacement in the direction of the z axis)
- resolution in x, y directions is 10 µm