Multilayer Thin Films: Sequential Assembly of Nanocomposite Materials

Multilayer Thin Films: Sequential Assembly of Nanocomposite Materials

Editor(s): Gero Decher, Joseph B. Schlenoff

Published Online: 18 FEB 2003

Print ISBN: 9783527304400

Online ISBN: 9783527600571

DOI: 10.1002/3527600574

About this Book

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.

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      Smart Capsules (pages 363–392)

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