Recent Submissions

  • Effect of Porosity Gradient on Mechanical Properties of Cellular Nano-Composites 

    Jančář, Josef; Zárybnická, Klára; Žídek, Jan; Kučera, František (MDPI, 2020-03-01)
    With their hierarchical architectures incorporating gradients in composition, porosity, and orientation, natural materials have evolved optimized balance of mechanical properties. Deciphered from the structure of bamboo, ...
  • Recycling possibilities of bioplastics based on PLA/PHB blends 

    Plavec, Roderik; Hlaváčiková, Slávka; Omaníková, Leona; Feranc, Jozef; Vanovčanová, Zuzana; Tomanová, Katarína; Bočkaj, Ján; Kruželák, Ján; Medlenová, Elena; Gálisová, Ivana; Danišová, Lucia; Přikryl, Radek; Figalla, Silvestr; Melčová, Veronika; Alexy, Pavol (Elsevier, 2020-09-29)
    The study is focused on modelling the evaluation of recyclability of the biodegradable blend using multiple extrusion of selected composition of PLA/PHB blend which had been more deeply studied before. It was shown that ...
  • Printability, Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate)-Poly(Lactic Acid)-Plasticizer Blends for Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing 

    Kontárová, Soňa; Přikryl, Radek; Melčová, Veronika; Menčík, Přemysl; Horálek, Matyáš; Figalla, Silvestr; Plavec, Roderik; Feranc, Jozef; Sadílek, Jiří; Pospíšilová, Aneta (MDPI, 2020-10-23)
    This paper investigates the effect of plasticizer structure on especially the printability and mechanical and thermal properties of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-poly(lactic acid)-plasticizer biodegradable blends. Three plasticizers, ...
  • Dynamic Responsive Formation of Nanostructured Fibers in a Hydrogel Network: A Molecular Dynamics Study 

    Žídek, Jan; Milchev, Andrey; Jančář, Josef (Frontiers Media, 2020-02-26)
    In an effort to study natural fiber formation, such as, e.g., spider silk, we present a model, which is capable of forming biomimetic fibrillar nanostructure from a hydrogel micellar network. The latter consists of interacting ...
  • Well-Blended PCL/PEO Electrospun Nanofibers with Functional Properties Enhanced by Plasma Processing 

    Kupka, Vojtěch; Dvořáková, Eva; Manakhov, Anton; Michlíček, Miroslav; Petruš, Josef; Vojtová, Lucy; Zajíčková, Lenka (MDPI, 2020-06-22)
    Biodegradable composite nanofibers were electrospun from poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) mixtures dissolved in acetic and formic acids. The variation of PCL:PEO concentration in the polymer ...
  • Structure–Properties Relationship of Electrospun PVDF fibers 

    Částková, Klára; Kaštyl, Jaroslav; Sobola, Dinara; Petruš, Josef; Šťastná, Eva; Říha, David; Tofel, Pavel (MDPI, 2020-06-23)
    Electrospinning as a versatile technique producing nanofibers was employed to study the influence of the processing parameters and chemical and physical parameters of solutions on poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) fibers’ ...
  • Effects of Cryopreservation on Cell Metabolic Activity and Function of Biofabricated Structures Laden with Osteoblasts 

    Hernandez Tapia, Laura Guadalupe; Fohlerová, Zdenka; Žídek, Jan; Alvarez-Perez, Marco Antonio; Čelko, Ladislav; Kaiser, Jozef; Montufar Jimenez, Edgar Benjamin (MDPI, 2020-05-01)
    Biofabrication and maturation of bone constructs is a long-term task that requires a high degree of specialization. This specialization falls onto the hierarchy complexity of the bone tissue that limits the transfer of ...
  • Soluble collagen dissolution and assembling in pressurized carbon dioxide water solutions 

    Zubal, Lukáš; Bonani, Walter; Maniglio, Devid; Ceccato, Riccardo; Renčiuk, Daniel; Hampl, Aleš; Migliaresi, Claudio; Jančář, Josef; Vojtová, Lucy (Budapest University of Technology, 2018-02-01)
    Dissolution and gelation procedures have a great influence on gelation time, microstructure and mechanical properties of reconstituted collagen products. We have investigated the dissolution of atelocollagen in CO2/water ...
  • The Effect of Network Solvation on the Viscoelastic Response of Polymer Hydrogels 

    Žídek, Jan; Kulovaná, Eva; Jančář, Josef (MDPI, 2017-08-19)
    The majority of investigations consider the deformation response of hydrogels, fully controlled by the deformation behavior of their polymer network, neglecting the contribution caused by the presence of water. Here, we ...
  • The Effect of PLGA-PEG-PLGA Modification on the Sol-gel Transition and Degradation Properties 

    Oborná, Jana; Mravcová, Ludmila; Michlovská, Lenka; Vojtová, Lucy; Vávrová, Milada (Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department of Polymer Engineering, 2016-02-26)
    This paper deals with the influence of an incubation medium pH on the hydrolytic degradation of a novel thermosensitive biodegradable triblock copolymer based on hydrophilic poly(ethylene glycol) and hydrophobic copolymer ...
  • The Effect of the Thermosensitive Biodegradable PLGA–PEG–PLGA Copolymer on the Rheological, Structural and Mechanical Properties of Thixotropic Self-Hardening Tricalcium Phosphate Cement 

    Vojtová, Lucy; Michlovská, Lenka; Valová, Kristýna; Zbončák, Marek; Trunec, Martin; Částková, Klára; Krtička, Milan; Pavliňáková, Veronika; Poláček, Petr; Dzurov, Matej; Lukášová, Věra; Rampichová, Michala; Suchý, Tomáš; Sedláček, Radek; Ginebra, Maria-Pau; Montufar Jimenez, Edgar Benjamin (MDPI, 2019-01-17)
    The current limitations of calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) used in the field of bone regeneration consist of their brittleness, low injectability, disintegration in body fluids and low biodegradability. Moreover, no method ...