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Issue 21, 2011
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Nanostructuring polymers, colloids, and nanomaterials at the air–water interface through Langmuir and Langmuir–Blodgett techniques

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Abstract

Nanostructuring macromolecules and nanomaterials at the air–water interface through Langmuir monolayers, Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) and Langmuir–Schaefer (LS) films has been effectively used to investigate surface chemical/physical properties and achieve well-controlled surface morphologies. In this article, we review research progress and approaches in utilizing specific amphiphilic polymers, π-conjugated polymers, dendrons/dendrimers, metal/semiconductor nanoparticles, and colloidal spheres. Well-designed polymers, colloids, and nanomaterials enable structure–property correlation and observation of new phenomena not previously observed in bulk materials.

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The article was received on 25 Apr 2011, accepted on 29 Jun 2011 and first published on 08 Aug 2011


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05750B
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 9829-9843

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    Nanostructuring polymers, colloids, and nanomaterials at the air–water interface through Langmuir and Langmuir–Blodgett techniques

    J. Y. Park and R. C. Advincula, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 9829
    DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05750B

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