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Multilayer Thin Films: Sequential Assembly of Nanocomposite Materials

Multilayer Thin Films: Sequential Assembly of Nanocomposite Materials

Gero Decher (Editor), Joe B. Schlenoff (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60541-5

Mar 2006

543 pages

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Materials scientists are often faced with the problem of modifying surfaces of objects, yet keeping their shape and properties. This book provides a detailed survey on the new technology of adsorption from solution for the fabrication of molecularly ordered multicomposite films in order to replace and expand on the well known Langmuir-Blodgett technology and to open the field of molecular self-assembly to materials and biosciences.
The book is aimed at scientists who want to integrate several different functional entities in a single device. To this audience it presents the technique of layer-by-layer assembly as today's most powerful key technology, which is low cost, solution based and very robust. It is already beginning to make the transition from academic research into industrial mass production.
Polyelectrolyte Multilayers, an Overview
Fundamentals of Polyelectrolyte Complexes in Solution and in the Bulk
Polyelectrolyte Adsorption and Multilayer Formation
Charge Balance and Transport in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers
pH-controlled Fabrication of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: Assembly and Applications
Recent Progress in the Surface Sol-Gel Process and Protein Multilayers
Internally Structured Multilayers
Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Nanoparticles and Nanocolloids: Intermolecular Interactions, Structure and Materials Perspectives
Layer-by-Layer Self-assembled Polyelectrolytes and Nanoplatelets
Chemistry Directed Deposition via Electrostatic and Secondary Interactions: A Nonlithographic Approach to Patterned Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Systems
Layered Nanoarchitectures Based on Electro- and Photoactive Building Blocks
Coated Colloids: Preparation, Characterization, Assembly and Utilization
Smart Capsules
Multilayers on Solid Planar Substrates: From Structure to Function
Functional Layer-by-Layer Assemblies with Photo- and Electrochemical Response and Selective Transport of Small Molecules and Ions
Self-assembly and Characterization of Electrooptic Materials
Controlling the Ion-Permability of Layered Polyelectrolyte Films and Membranes
""...highly recommended to anyone interested in the field...and to scientists and researchers active in materials development..."" (Polymer News)

""...the first book that updates the advances in the multilayer thin-film technology and will remain as the most important book in the field..."" (Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 20, No. 9, September 2003)

""Each chapter contains pertinent information and discussions completed with a rich and up-to-dated reference; generally, all chapters are well written, the editors and the authors have tried to avoid overlapping of information. ... This multi-authored monograph offers compact and up-to-date information for the beginners, and also for the scientists working in this exciting domain."" (Adrian Carpov, Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, Ed. by the Romanian Academy, January-April, 39/2005)