Handbook of Molecular Self-Assembly : Principles, Fabrication and Devices
Self-assembly is a process by which a supramolecular species forms spontaneously from its components. It is one of the most important strategies used in biology for the development of complex, functional structures. Since the groundbreaking work of Nobel-laureate Jean-Marie Lehn on supramolecular chemistry the concept of self-assembly has gained exploding interest for the development of man-made devices.
Handbook of Molecular Self-Assembly: Principles, Fabrication and Devices covers all aspects from basic principles of self-organisation to applications in nanotechnology and medicine. Well-known experts in the field review topics like self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and their applications, dynamic molecular and supramolecular polymers (dynamers), nanostructure fabrication using block copolymers, polymer self-assembly for semiconductor development, molecular engineered stimuli responsive polymer films, self-organized polymeric and inorganic membranes and more.