Science in the CENTRE: Polymer nanocomposites and their applications

21. 10. 2015

Ing. Mária Omastová, DrSc.On Thursday, 29th October 2015 at 5:00 PM will come to into the Science Café Ing. Mária Omastová, DrSc., a recognized chemist and expert in polymer materials from the Polymer Institute SAS in Bratislava, who will introduce us the polymer nanocomposites as a new class of polymer materials. A team under her leadership won an Award for Science and Research of SAS in 2012 and for a set of scientific and research works in interdisciplinary study of electrically conductive polymers, polymer composites and nanocomposites.

The continual growth of production and consumption of polymer materials still puts greater demands on improving of their processing and commercial characters. In this way, a huge help is the dynamic development of nanotechnology, the science that deals with the behaviour, characteristics and composition of structures with dimensions approaching the size of atoms. Just these applications of such structures in the near future are expected in all departments of industries, but also in medicine and other fields.

During the lecture we will learn what the polymer nanocomposites are, how they are being prepared and where they could be used. Dr. Omastová will present nanocomposites based on elastomeric matrix and carbon nano-tubes (CNT) and she will introduce also polymer actuators with CNT that are interesting for example in the production of Braille devices for the visually impaired people. Conductive polymers covering carbon nano-tubes or graphene nanoparticles find their use as cathode layers in solar cells. There are many examples of cooperation of plastics and nanotechnologies, however, real applications are less, even though this area is a challenge for intensive research that will surely bring us in the future improvements in many areas of our contemporary life.

Veda v CENTRE 29-10-2015

We invite you to the Science Café called the Science in the CENTRE, that the National Centre for Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society a department of SCSTI SR organizes for the general public in the premises of the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information of SR (SCSTI SR) in Bratislava once a month.

If You want to find out more, You can join the discussion in an informal and friendly atmosphere with a coffee. The Science Café the Science in the CENTRE takes place in the premises of the SCSTI SR at Lamačská cesta 8/A, Patrónka. Admission to the event is free to the public.

Contact for Media – SCSTI SR:

Mgr. Monika Vozárová; 02/69253161;

Contact for responsible person: National Centre for the Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society, Department - Promotion of Science and Technology:

PhDr. Zuzana Hajdu, 02/69253 134,

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