Polymer composites filled by carbon nanotubes have the potential for becoming a suitable material in many advanced applications. Consequently, the studies on their properties aim to specify optimal limits and fields of their use.

Nanoparticles have emerged as significant carriers of small amount of pharmaceutics transported through the body circulatory system into the individual cells of tissue. Biocompatibility of nanoparticles is studied from the view point of their damage and interaction with red and white blood cells and the effect on blood flow and rheological properties of blood.

Research activities

In cooperation with the Centre of Polymer Systems of the T. Bata University in Zlín there is studied the sensitivity of polymer composites with the network of entangled carbon nanotubes to chemical vapours and thermoelectric properties of composites. Last but not least the studies are carried out also on the permeation of chemical vapours through membranes manufactured from composites with carbon nanotubes controlled by voltage.

In cooperation with the Institute of Mechanics of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia and the Centre of Polymeric and Carbon Materials of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Zabrze there are carried out the studies on the influence of star polymer nanoparticles on the aggregation of red cells, electric conductivity and rheological properties of human blood.

Specially designed and patented electro-conductive nano-porous polymeric membrane for electro-controlled permeation of gases and chemical vapoursCross - section of the membraneSurface of the membrane showing entangled carbon nanotubes. Membrane mean pore size 24 nm.