Preformed polymers for Langmuir–Blodgett films– molecular concepts


  • This work was supported-by a materials research program by the Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (BMFT) under Grant No. 03M4008.


The use of preformed polymers for the preparation of Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) multilayers is reviewed. Principles for polymer self-organization are outlined and the appropriate molecular designs are discussed. Recent developments in the different classes of polymers for LB multilayers are presented, and their outstanding properties highlighted.