Functional Polymer Films: 2 Volume Set

Functional Polymer Films: 2 Volume Set

Editor(s): Wolfgang Knoll, Rigoberto C. Advincula

Published Online: 7 JUN 2011 10:38AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527321902

Online ISBN: 9783527638482

DOI: 10.1002/9783527638482

About this Book

Very thin film materials have emerged as a highly interesting and useful quasi 2D-state functionality. They have given rise to numerous applications ranging from protective and smart coatings to electronics, sensors and display technology as well as serving biological, analytical and medical purposes. The tailoring of polymer film properties and functions has become a major research field.
As opposed to the traditional treatise on polymer and resin-based coatings, this one-stop reference is the first to give readers a comprehensive view of the latest macromolecular and supramolecular film-based nanotechnology. Bringing together all the important facets and state-of-the-art research, the two well-structured volumes cover film assembly and depostion, functionality and patterning, and analysis and characterization. The result is an in-depth understanding of the phenomena, ordering, scale effects, fabrication, and analysis of polymer ultrathin films.
This book will be a valuable addition for Materials Scientists, Polymer Chemists, Surface Scientists, Bioengineers, Coatings Specialists, Chemical Engineers, and Scientists working in this important research field and industry.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Preparation

    1. Chapter 2

      Multifunctional Layer-by-Layer Architectures for Biological Applications (pages 11–71)

      Rita J. El-khouri, Rafael Szamocki, Yulia Sergeeva, Olivier Felix and Gero Decher

  2. Part II: Patterning

    1. Chapter 16

      Nanopatterning of Photosensitive Polymer Films (pages 571–589)

      Zouheir Sekkat, Hidekazu Ishitobi, Mamoru Tanabe, Tsunemi Hiramatsu and Satoshi Kawata

  3. Part III: Characterization

    1. Chapter 21

      Nanostructured Optical Waveguides for Thin-Film Characterization (pages 695–721)

      Hatice Duran, K. H. Aaron Lau, Petra J. Cameron, Antonis Gitsas, Martin Steinhart and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll

    2. Chapter 22

      Electrochemical Surface Plasmon Resonance Methods for Polymer Thin Films (pages 723–744)

      Akira Baba, Futao Kaneko, Prof. Dr. Rigoberto Advincula and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll

  4. Part IV: Applications

    1. Chapter 28

      Self-Assembled Multifunctional Polymers for Biointerfaces (pages 855–905)

      Géraldine Coullerez, Ganna Gorodyska, Erik Reimhult, Marcus Textor and H. Michelle Grandin

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