Multilayer Thin Films: Sequential Assembly of Nanocomposite Materials, 2nd Edition

Multilayer Thin Films: Sequential Assembly of Nanocomposite Materials, 2nd Edition

Author: Gero Decher (Editor), Joe Schlenoff (Editor)
ISBN 978-3-527-31648-9 

1122 pages
This second, comprehensive edition of the pioneering book in this field has been completely revised and extended, now stretching to two volumes.

The result is a comprehensive summary of layer-by-layer assembled, truly hybrid nanomaterials and thin films, covering organic, inorganic, colloidal, macromolecular and biological components, plus the assembly of nanoscale films derived from them on surfaces.

Praise for the first edition:

"... highly recommended to anyone interested in the field... and to scientists and researchers active in materials development..." –Polymer News 

With contributions by:

Rigoberto Advincula

Mitsuru Akashi

Jun-ichi Anzai

Katsuhiko Ariga

Merlin Bruening

Ernesto J. Calvo

Frank Caruso

Robert Cohen

Cornelia Cramer-Kellers

Lars Dähne

Gero Decher

Bruno De Geest

Stefaan de Smedt

Andreas Fery

Karine Glinel

Jaime Grunlan

Lara Halaoui

Paula Hammond

Christiane A. Helm

Randy Heflin

Jurriaan Huskens

Chaoyang Jiang

Alain M. Jonas

Regine von Klitzing

Nicholas Kotov

Illsoon Lee

Junbai Li

Yuri Lvov

David M. Lynn

Marc Michel

Helmuth Möhwald

Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior

Catherine Picart

David Reinhoudt

Michael Rubner

Mikko Salomaki

Jouko Kankare

Joseph B. Schlenoff

Monika Schönhoff

Dmitry Shchukin

Jiacong Shen

André G. Skirtach

Svetlana Sukhishvili

Gleb Sukhorukov

Junqi Sun

Bernd Tieke

Dieter  Trau

Vladimir Tsukruk

Dmitry V. Volodkin

Lars Wagberg

Françoise Winnik

Xi Zhang 
Surface-Initiated Polymerization and Layer-by-Layer Films
Stimuli-sensitive Layer-by-Layer Films for Controlled Delivery of Proteins and Drugs
Hierarchic Multilayer Thin Films
Engineered Thin Films and Capsules for Biomedical Applications
Biological Active Surfaces on Colloids by Means of the Layer-by-Layer Technology
Degradable Polyelectrolyte Capsules
Controlling Mechanics of Freestanding
Multilayers - Towards Programmed Deformation Properties
Domain-Containing Polyelectrolyte Films for the Entrapment of Active Compounds
Carbon Nanotube Based Assemblies
Nanostructured Electrodes Assembled from Metal Nanoparticles
Molecular Conformation in and Structural Properties of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
Incorporating Polyelectrolyte Multilayers
Nanoconfined Polyelectrolyte Multilayers
Advanced Nanoscale Composite Materials with Record Properties
Patterned Multilayer Systems and Directed
Self-assembly of Functional Nano-Bio Materials
Assembly of Multilayer Capsules for Drug Encapsulation and Controlled Release
Converting Poorly Soluble Materials into Stable Aqueous Nanocolloids
Selfrepairing Coatings
Remote Release from Multilayer Capsules and Films
Controlled Architectures in Layer-by-Layser Films for Sensing and Biosensing
Quartz Crystal Resonator as a Tool for Following the Buildup of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers
Click Layer-by-Layer & Exponential Growth Mechanism
Ions and Small Guest Molecules in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: Conductivity Spectra, Swelling Properties, and Nanoporosity
Layer-by-layer Assemblies of pH- and Temperature-Responsive Polymers: Molecular Interactions, Exchange with Solution, Film Structure, and Response
Stimuli-Responsive Layer-by-Layer Capsules
Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Polymeric Complexes
Electrostatic and Coordinative Supramolecular Assembly of Functional Films for Electronic Applications and Materials Separation
Assembly of Polymer Multilayers from Organic Solvents for Biomolecule Encapsulation
Layer-by-Layer Engineering of Cellulose Surfaces
From Conventional to Unconventional Layer-by-Layer Assembly Methods
Gero Decher is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg, France, a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) and member of the International Center for Frontier Research in Chemistry. His research team is located at CNRS Institut Charles Sadron in Strasbourg where he continues to develop the layer-by-layer assembly method in collaboration with his colleagues Pierre Schaaf and Jean-Claude Voegel. This method is applied in many laboratories world-wide in various scientific disciplines including chemistry, materials science and biotechnology. Gero Decher received numerous awards, including the ECIS-Rhodia prize in 2010 and the Grand Prix of the French "Académie des Sciences" for Nanobiotechnology in 2009. 
Joseph B. Schlenoff is Mandelkern Professor of Polymer Science and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Florida State University, USA. His laboratory is engaged in multidisciplinary research centered on the use of novel structures made from polyelectrolytes that are deposited using the layer-by-layer technique. In 2010 he won an award within the Florida State University Grant Assistance Program aimed at research close to commercialization and is currently working on a large NIH-financed research project to make medical implants safer for in-vivo use by coating with biocompatible polymer layers. In 2011 Joseph Schlenoff received a Gutenberg Chair at the University of Strasbourg.