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

Jin Young Park, Rigoberto C. Advincula

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9829-9843
Number of pages15
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 7
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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