Self-Assembled Structures: Properties and Applications in Solution and on Surfaces

Jingcheng Hao

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December 17, 2010 by CRC Press
Reference - 248 Pages - 123 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439840832 - CAT# K11893

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Features

  • Reviews the rapidly developing field of self-assembled structures
  • Addresses the fabrication of a wide array of self-assembled materials as well as important applications
  • Allows readers to rapidly apply the techniques and approaches outlined in the book
  • Covers specific interaction, bulk solution and surfaces, assembled structures, colloid particles, and more

Summary

Self-assembly is a process in which a disordered system forms an organized structure without external direction. Examples include the formation of molecular crystals, lipid bilayers, and polymer brushes. This book reviews the fabrication and use of various self-assembled materials. In particular, the author pays special attention to self-assembled structures when in solution and in contact with surfaces, as such interactions can have a pronounced impact on their properties and applications. The text covers bulk solution and surfaces, assembled structures, colloid particles, polymer capsules, carbon nanotubes, as well as layer-by-layer assembly techniques.