The group investigates sensor’s material components for hybrid and the so called “programmable materials” which are able to change their properties in dependence on external stimulus in a pre-programmed way.
The fundamental research material of this group takes the form of Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT). The main goal of their research is to study dispersing of MWCNT, chemical modifications and preparation of functional composite materials from these modified nanotubes. The research group’s facility includes unique capabilities for this task: material preparation, structure and properties characterization of composites based on entangled carbon nanotubes and preparation of tested samples and sensor devices. The aim is application of optimized and cost effective material with new properties e.g. for gas and vapour detectors, deformation and stress sensors built-in as laminate in sandwich composite, temperature sensor, heating element and prospectively to combine sensor properties with mechanical strength of polymer components.
TG03010052 - Sub-project "PANI based sensor for ammonia detection", 2017-2019
IGA/CPS/2018/005 - "High sensitive polymer composite based system for human breath monitoring", 2018