Block Copolymers in Nanoscience
Copyright © 2006 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Editor(s): Massimo Lazzari, Guojun Liu, Sébastien Lecommandoux
Published Online: 7 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9783527313099
Online ISBN: 9783527610570
About this Book
This first book to take a detailed look at one of the key focal points where nanotechnology and polymers meet provides both an introductory view for beginners as well as in-depth knowledge for specialists in the various research areas involved. It investigates all types of application for block copolymers: as tools for fabricating other nanomaterials, as structural components in hybrid materials and nanocomposites, and as functional materials. The multidisciplinary approach covers all stages from chemical synthesis and characterization, presenting applications from physics and chemistry to biology and medicine, such as micro- and nanolithography, membranes, optical labeling, drug delivery, as well as sensory and analytical uses.