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Dynamic Light Scattering in Supramolecular Materials Chemistry

Techniques

  1. Jörg Braun1,
  2. Kasper Renggli1,
  3. Julia Razumovitch1,
  4. Corinne Vebert2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc039

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Braun, J., Renggli, K., Razumovitch, J. and Vebert, C. 2012. Dynamic Light Scattering in Supramolecular Materials Chemistry. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

  2. 2

    University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

This chapter reviews the use of dynamic light scattering (DLS) in the wide field of supramolecular materials chemistry through nonexhaustive yet representative examples. Aside from demonstrating the broad field of applicability of DLS, the basic principle of light scattering with reference to excellent publications on the theoretical background is recalled to highlight the major limitations of the technique to prevent misuse.

Keywords:

  • dynamic light scattering;
  • self-processes;
  • supramolecular reactivity;
  • supramolecular devices;
  • self-assembly;
  • soft matter;
  • nanotechnology;
  • chemical biology;
  • self-assembling copolymers;
  • hybrid copolymers