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Functional Supramolecular Architectures: For Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology, 2 Volume Set

Functional Supramolecular Architectures: For Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology, 2 Volume Set

Paolo Samorí (Editor), Franco Cacialli (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-32611-2

Jan 2011

1030 pages

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A comprehensive overview of functional nanosystems based on organic and polymeric materials and their impact on current and future research and technology in the highly interdisciplinary field of materials science. As such, this handbook covers synthesis and fabrication methods, as well as properties and characterization of supramolecular architectures. Much of the contents are devoted to existing and emerging applications, such as organic solar cells, transistors, diodes, nanowires and molecular switches.
The result is an indispensable resource for materials scientists, organic chemists, molecular physicists and electrochemists looking for a reliable reference on this hot topic.

List of Contributors.

Volume 1.

Part One Modeling and Theory.

1 Charge Transport in Organic Semiconductors: A Multiscale Modeling (Nicolas Martinelli, Yoann Olivier, Luca Muccioli, Andrea Minoia, Patrick Brocorens, Mari-Carmen Ruiz Delgado, Claudio Zannoni, David Beljonne, Roberto Lazzaroni, Jean-Luc Brédas, and Jérôme Cornil).

2 Monte Carlo Studies of Phase Transitions and Cooperative Motion in Langmuir Monolayers with Internal Dipoles (Christopher B. George, Mark A. Ratner, and Igal Szleifer).

3 Molecules on Gold Surfaces: What They Do and How They Go Around to Do It (Nadja Sändig and Francesco Zerbetto).

Part Two Supramolecular Synthetic Chemistry.

4 Conjugated Polymer Sensors: Design, Principles, and Biological Applications (Mindy Levine and Timothy M. Swager).

5 Chromophoric Polyisocyanide Materials (Bram Keereweer, Erik Schwartz, Stéphane Le Gac, Roeland J.M. Nolte, Paul H. J. Kouwer, and Alan E. Rowan).

6 Functional Polyphenylenes for Supramolecular Ordering and Application in Organic Electronics (Martin Baumgarten and Klaus Müllen).

7 Molecular Tectonics: Design of Hybrid Networks and Crystals Based on Charge-Assisted Hydrogen Bonds (Sylvie Ferlay and Mir Wais Hosseini).

8 Synthesis and Design of π-Conjugated Organic Architectures Doped with Heteroatoms (Simon Kervyn, Claudia Aurisicchio, and Davide Bonifazi).

Part Three Nanopatterning and Processing.

9 Functionalization and Assembling of Inorganic Nanocontainers for Optical and Biomedical Applications (André Devaux, Fabio Cucinotta, Seda Kehr, and Luisa De Cola).

10 Soft Lithography for Patterning Self-Assembling Systems (Xuexin Duan, David N. Reinhoudt, and Jurriaan Huskens).

11 Colloidal Self-Assembly of Semiconducting Polymer Nanospheres: A Novel Route to Functional Architectures for Organic Electronic Devices (Evelin Fisslthaler and Emil J. W. List).

12 Photolithographic Patterning of Organic Electronic Materials (John DeFranco, Alex Zakhidov, Jin-Kyun Lee, Priscilla Taylor, Hon Hang Fong, Margarita Chatzichristidi, Ha Soo Hwang, Christopher Ober, and George Malliaras).

Part Four Scanning Probe Microscopies.

13 Toward Supramolecular Engineering of Functional Nanomaterials: Preprogramming Multicomponent 2D Self-assembly at Solid?Liquid Interfaces (Carlos-Andres Palma, Artur Ciesielski, Massimo Bonini, and Paolo Samorì).

14 STM Characterization of Supramolecular Materials with Potential for Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology (Kevin R. Moonoosawmy, Jennifer M. MacLeod, and Federico Rosei).

15 Scanning Probe Microscopy Insights into Supramolecular p-Conjugated Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Devices (Mathieu Surin, Gwennaëlle Derue, Simon Desbief, Olivier Douhéret, Pascal Viville, Roberto Lazzaroni, and Philippe Leclère).

16 Single-Molecule Organic Electronics: Toward Functional Structures (Simon J. Higgins and Richard J. Nichols).

Volume 2.

Part Five Electronic and Optical Properties.

17 Charge Transfer Excitons in Supramolecular Semiconductor Nanostructures (Jean-François Glowe, Mathieu Perrin, David Beljonne, Ludovic Karsenti, Sophia C. Hayes, Fabrice Gardebien, and Carlos Silva).

18 Optical Properties and Electronic States in Anisotropic Conjugated Polymers: Intra- and Interchain Effects (Davide Comoretto, Valentina Morandi, Matteo Galli, Franco Marabelli, and Cesare Soci).

18.1 Introduction.

19 Nanoscale Shape of Conjugated Polymer Chains Revealed by Single-Molecule Spectroscopy (Enrico Da Como and John M. Lupton).

20 Electronic Structure Engineering Through Intramolecular Polar Bonds (Georg Heimel and Norbert Koch).

Part Six Field-Effect Transistors.

21 Crystal Structure Performance Relationship in OFETs (Marta Mas-Torrent and Concepció Rovira).

22 Bioactive Supramolecular Architectures in Electronic Sensing Devices (Luisa Torsi, Gerardo Palazzo, Antonia Mallardi, Maria D. Angione, and Serafina Cotrone).

23 Field-Effect Devices Based on Organic Semiconductor Heterojunctions (Annalisa Bonfiglio and Piero Cosseddu).

24 Functional Semiconducting Blends (Natalie Stingelin).

Part Seven Solar Cells.

25 Hybrid Organic?Inorganic Photovoltaic Diodes: Photoaction at the Heterojunction and Charge Collection Through Mesostructured Composites (Henry J. Snaith).

26 Nanostructured Hybrid Solar Cells (Lukas Schmidt-Mende).

27 Determination and Control of Microstructure in Organic Photovoltaic Devices (Christoph J. Brabec, Iain McCulloch, and Jenny Nelson).

28 Morphology and Photovoltaic Properties of Polymer?Polymer Blends (Dieter Neher).

Part Eight LEDs/LECs.

29 The Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cell: Utilizing Ions for Self-Assembly and Improved Device Operation (Ludvig Edman).

30 Optical and Electroluminescent Properties of Conjugated Polyrotaxanes (Sergio Brovelli and Franco Cacialli).



“The book will be of value to graduate students and researchers from several disciplines who wish to orient themselves in the exciting new area of organic electronics and nanotechnology.  It succeeds very well and is and outstanding and useful reference.”  (Materials World, 1 March 2013)

"Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these two volumes and believe that they will provide both an introduction to the field for the novel adepts who are starting to develop an interest in supramolecular chemistry and materials, as well as a useful guidance and a reference text, from fundamental to applications, for experts who would like to keep abreast of the field with the latest and most significant achievements for several years to come." (Materials Views, 13 September 2011)

"All in all, Functional Supramolecular Architectures is an excellent interdisciplinary resource for chemists, material scientists, and chemical engineers practicing in both academic and industrial R&D settings. In addition, it may be an intriguing choice as a primary text for a graduate-level special topics course dealing with functional supramolecular materials and applications thereof." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, 16 May 2011)