Nanocomposites Based on Advanced Fibres, such as Carbon and Basalt Rajesh Mishra + team
The composites of fibres, matrix and nanoparticles combine natural properties with the advanced ones: high-temperature resistance, chemical impedance and impact protection. Thus they are ideal to be used in protection of humans (bulletproof clothing, electromagnetic shielding), sensitive devices (moisture barrier) and buildings (seismic retrofit for improved earthquake performance). Read more.
Piezoelectricity and Ferroelectricity Jiří Erhart
Piezoelectricity belongs to the main applied properties of polar dielectric (smart) materials. It is the direct conversion between mechanical and electrical fields. Lots of industrial applications exist, e. g. ultrasound generation and detection, sensors of force, pressure and acceleration, piezoelectric resonators, transducers and actuators, etc. Ferroelectric dipole moment arrangement in materials causes polarity of the structure and also piezoelectricity. Read more.
Unique Autocosmetics Petr Louda + team
Prof. Petr Louda's team, together with the company PIKATEC designed and introduced into the market special car cosmetics of the second generation containing nanoparticles of metal oxides. It creates a very hard thin layer on the body of the car, which prevents scratches. Its composition makes it fully water-repellent and resistant to heat and UV radiation. The invention resulted from a project Innovative Products and Environmental Technology (ENVITECH) and it successfully transfers research into a commercial application. Read more.