Chapter 8. Nanostructured Molecular Architectures
Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Prasad, P. N. (2004) Nanostructured Molecular Architectures, in Nanophotonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670251.ch8
- Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
- Published Print: 17 MAR 2004
Print ISBN: 9780471649885
Online ISBN: 9780471670254
- nanostructured molecular architectures;
- noncovalent interactions;
- polymeric media;
- molecular machines;
- supramolecular structures;
- multilayer molecular assemblies
Chapter 8 introduces nanostructured molecular architectures that include a rich class of nanomaterials often unfamiliar to physicists and engineers. These nanostructures involve organic and inorganic–organic hybrid structures. They are stabilized in a three-dimensional architecture by both covalent bonds (chemical) and noncovalent interactions (e.g., hydrogen bond). This topic is presented with a minimum amount of chemical details so that nonchemists are not overburdened. Nanomaterials covered in this chapter are block copolymers, molecular motors, dendrimers, supramolecules, Langmuir–Blodgett films, and self-assembled structures.