Electrospun nanofibers of a copolymer consisting of polyvinylalcohol that has been crosslinked with an inorganic polymer containing phosphorus, oxygen and nitrogen only.

Walter Caseri

ETH Zürich
Department of Materials, Zürich

Tel.: +4144 63222 18
Fax: +4144 632 11 78

Synthesis, characterization, materials properties and processing of inorganic and organometallic polymers; (surface-modified) inorganic (nano-)particles and (nano-)composites of polymers and inorganic particles.

• UV/vis/NIR spectrometer (range 180 nm - 3200 nm), equipped with polarizers and
  UV/vis spectrometry with heating stage
• Infrared spectrometer (range 60 cm-1 - 4000 cm-1)
• Helium pycnometer
• Brunauer-Emmett-Teller analysis equipment
• Membrane osmometer
• Ubbelohde viscosimeters
• Haze meter
• Thermogravimetric analysis equipment
• Differential scanning calorimeter
• Dynamic mechanic analysis equipment
• X-ray powder diffractometer
• Equipment for the measurement of electric condutivity
• Tensile testing equipment
• Optical microscopes including polarizers, heating stage and cooling stage
• Spin-coating equipment
• Wire-bar-coating equipment
• Fiber-spinning equipment
• Tribotrak oriented layer deposition system
• Hot presses
• Microwave heating system for chemical synthesis
• Equipment for chemical syntheses
• Access to all types of equipments of the ETH, in particular NMR spectrometers (liquid and solid, 300-700 MHz), X-ray diffractometer (crystals), MALDI-ToF-MS, Raman spectrometer, EPR, XPS, ellipsometer, AFM, TEM, SEM, size exclusion chromatography (SEC), contact angle goniometer, microelemental analysis