Equipment of Polymer gels

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  • HPLC/DAD Shimadzu LC-20AD

  • UV/VIS spectrophotometer HITACHI U-1900

  • Automatic titrator Mettler Toledo 50 DL

  • Rheometr Gemini HR Nano (Malvern, UK)
                                       - oscillatory/rotational shear rheometer

Rheometer is equipped:
- 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, CZ)

It is equipped:
- 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


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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