Our research is directed toward
theoretical investigations on the fundaments in the area of polymer physics and
materials science. The aim of the research is understanding of mechanisms of structure
formation on the nanoscopic level under
various temperature and stress conditions typical for polymer
processing, in particular fiber and foil formation. This research profile is
being developed under the school launched in our group by Professor Andrzej Ziabicki.
The research topics concern kinetics of nucleation and crystallization,
polymorphic transformations, molecular orientation in amorphous and crystalline
state. The research is directed to find possibilities for controlling structure
development under real processing conditions. The aim is to provide accurate
and verifiable models which could serve as predictive and quick tools allowing
to save costs and time of experimental trial and error. The theoretical and
model predictions can significantly reduce experimental involvement by
identifying the key material and processing parameters prior to production.
Our research on mathematical modeling of
structure formation is focused on:
non-isothermal crystal nucleation with transient and athermal
effects (read more)
polymorphic crystallization with lamellar thickness distribution (read more),
of light depolarization technique to crystallization studies (read more),
molecular orientation under high stresses (read
pneumatic melt spinning of fibers in melt blowing and Laval nozzle
processes (read more).
Our publications on the mathematical modeling (read more).