Neoteric polymers
with tunable
thermal conductivity


Project financed by UEFISCDI

Project Code: PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-1595

Program: Cercetare fundamentală și de frontieră

Project Type: Proiecte de cercetare exploratorie

Contract No.: PCE 33/2021

Duration: 2021 – 2023

Project Funding: 1.198.032 RON

Project leader:

Dr. Alexandrina NAN

National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (INCDTIM)

Address: 67-103 Donat Str., RO-400293, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Phone: (+40)264-584037, int. 219



Polymers have infiltrated almost every field of modern technology. The study of the thermal conductivity of polymeric materials is a very important issue nowadays, in order to meet the criteria for application in electronic industries. The main objective of this project is an extensive study of the influence of synthesis parameters of neoteric polymers on the thermal conductivity. The project is focused on the complex field of Synthetic Chemistry and Materials: Materials synthesis, structure-properties relations, functional and advanced materials.

Through this project we will try to influence the thermal conductivity of “green” polymers developed by the project leader in the previous young research team project, namely: poly(benzofuran-co-arylacetic acid), polytartaric acid and poly(tartronic-co-glycolic acid), by different chemical modification as tuned synthesis, crosslinking reactions, copolymerization reactions and polymer composites formation by embedding inorganic particles in the polymer network or in the crosslinked polymer network. Such polymer materials are interesting from two points of view: fundamental contribution to the understanding of the physical processes and phenomena associated with these new hybrid polymeric materials, specific intermolecular interactions, interface effects, phase transitions on the one hand and possible application in technology on the other hand.