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Functional Polymer Films, 2 Volume Set

Functional Polymer Films, 2 Volume Set

Wolfgang Knoll (Editor), Rigoberto C. Advincula (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-32190-2

Jun 2011

1128 pages

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Very thin film materials have emerged as a highly interesting and useful quasi 2D-state functionality. They have given rise to numerous applications ranging from protective and smart coatings to electronics, sensors and display technology as well as serving biological, analytical and medical purposes. The tailoring of polymer film properties and functions has become a major research field.
As opposed to the traditional treatise on polymer and resin-based coatings, this one-stop reference is the first to give readers a comprehensive view of the latest macromolecular and supramolecular film-based nanotechnology. Bringing together all the important facets and state-of-the-art research, the two well-structured volumes cover film assembly and depostion, functionality and patterning, and analysis and characterization. The result is an in-depth understanding of the phenomena, ordering, scale effects, fabrication, and analysis of polymer ultrathin films.
This book will be a valuable addition for Materials Scientists, Polymer Chemists, Surface Scientists, Bioengineers, Coatings Specialists, Chemical Engineers, and Scientists working in this important research field and industry.
Volume 1: Preparation and Patterning
Langmuir Monolayers at the Water/Air Interface
Langmuir/Blodgett/Kuhn Multilayer Assemblies
Layer-by-Layer Thin Films
Self-Assembled Monolayers and Multilayers
Layer-by-Layer Assemblies of Hybrid Materials
Polymer Brushes: Grafting From
Polymer Brushes: Grafting To
Grafted Hydrogels
Spin-Coated Films
Block Copolymer Films
Polymerized Electro-Polymerized Films
Plasma Deposition
"Soft Landing"

Volume 2: Characterization and Applications
Bio-Functional Interfacial Architectures
Polymer Thin Films for Drug Delivery
Patterning by Photolithography
Nanopatterning of Thin Films by SPM
Block Copolymer Patterning and Lithography
Electronanopatterning of Conjugated Polymers
Electro-Optical Applications of Polymer Thin Films
Ellipsometry Techniques
Impedance Analysis
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
Nanostuctured Optical Waveguides for Thin Film Characterization
Biomimetic Thin Films as a QCM-D Sensor
Characterization with the Surface Force Apparatus (SFA)
Electrochemical-Surface Plasmon Resonance Methods
Scattering Techniques for Thin Polymer Films
Biomimetic Thin Films as a QCM-D Sensor Platform

“Engineering students would find this book a good companion guide for a class in electromagnetics.”  (IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 1 May 2013)

"A curious mind will always come out with a fresh new insight and an inspiration to learn, understand, and even invent. This book is dedicated to such an individual." (Current Engineering Practice, 2011)