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Self-Assembly of Surfactants at Solid Surfaces

Soft Matter

  1. Michele Ferrari

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc145

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Ferrari, M. 2012. Self-Assembly of Surfactants at Solid Surfaces. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

Author Information

  1. CNR-Institute for Energetics and Interphases, Genova, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

Recent studies have shown how surfactants, well beyond their huge impact in our everyday life, have become the key tool to manipulate surface properties in order to fulfill new research and industrial requirements ranging from fluids to disperse systems management, bio and nanotechnologies naming but a few.

In this work, the author has focused on self-assembly of surfactants at solid surfaces discussing both theoretical and simulation aspects, and conventional and more advanced experimental techniques to assess morphological, chemical, or physicochemical features of these phenomena from the nano to the macroscale.

A wide range of examples has been shown to evaluate their application potential.

Keywords:

  • self-assembly;
  • surfactants;
  • solid surfaces;
  • wetting;
  • nanotechnologies;
  • nanoparticles;
  • AFM;
  • hydrophilic;
  • superhydrophobic