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

Dr. Stefan Spirk

University of Maribor
Institute for the Engineering of Materials and Design
Laboratory for Characterisation and Processing of Polymers

Tel.: +386 2220 7947
Fax: +386 2220 7996

⇓Expertise: Organic-inorganic hybrid materials; sol-gel chemistry; nanofibers; nanocrystalline polysaccharide materials; adsorption processes at interfaces; inorganic nanoparticles in polysaccharide shells; multi parameter surface plasmon resonance; small and wide angle X-ray diffraction; thin films; non-classic polysaccharide materials.

⇓Equipment: • Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D); Q-Sense
• Electrospinning apparatus using rotating drums with different electrode geometries, El Marco
• AFM Agilent 550
• Scanning electron microscope Fesem Supra 35VP
• KS 300 Rel. 3.0. image processing and analyses
• Optical microscope Carl Zeiss; Oxford Ins. EDX
• TOC TN-2100 Jena Analitic; Perkin Elmer spectrum GX FT-IR with Raman attachment and
• Atomic absorption Spectrophotometer
• Wide Angle WAXS and Small Angle SAXS X-ray Apparatus
• Titrators DL 35; Particle Charge Detector; Electrokinetic Analyzer
• UV/Vis spectrophotometer
• Franz cells
• Tensiometer K12
• Goniometer OCA 35
• Spin coater Polos
• Martindale Abrasion and Pilling tester
• Lenzing Dynamometer; Electronic Dynamometer
• Apparatus for determination of water vapor and air permeability
• Apparatus for LOI index determination
• Heraeus Xenotest
• Datacolor Spectra Flash SF 600 Plus
• Perkin Elmer Lambda 900
• PELA 1020; Minolta- CM 512m3
• Fungilab viscometer
• Access to Surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy, XPS, TEM