This volume contains studies on the molecular organisation on interfaces and nanoparticles. The contributions were presented during the 40. General Meeting (Hauptversammlung) of the Kolloid-Gesellschaft in Potsdam in September 2001 and are related to the subject "Colloids and Life Science". Therefore, a diversity of papers were collected covering a large field: synthesis of polymer colloids, biominerals and nanoparticles, investigations on monolayers, lyotropic mesophases, polymeric surfactants, micellar transitions, supramolecular compounds for modifying polymers, solid particles for emulsion stabilisers, and adsorbents for odour control.
Table of ContentsPreparation strategies for phosphate based mineral biomaterials.- Stabilizer effects on crystallization and polymorphism of solid lipid nanoparticles.- Solid particles as emulsion stabilisers.- Hot Moulding of Zirconia Micro Parts.- Characterisation of Adsorbents for Odour Diminishing.- Structure and dynamics of spherical polymer brushes in a homopolymer matrix.- The Osmotic Coefficient of Spherical Polyelectrolyte Brushes in Aqueous Salt-Free Solution.- Surface modification of polymers using supramolecular compounds.- Field flow fractionation on poly(vinyl-formamide), other polymers and colloids.- Nanostructuring of liquids at the solid-liquid interfaces.- A supramolecular construction kit based on s-layer proteins.- Molecular Recognition at the air-water interface and Langmuir-Blodget Films.- Temperature-dependent Domain Growth in 9-Hydroxypalmitic Acid Monolayers.- Thermodynamics of 2D-clusters formation at water/air interface.- The role of buoyancy in the developed of surface tension auto-oscillations.- Dynamics in Polymer Layers investigated by NMR-Techniques.- A novel way for the alignment of lyotropic La-phases in magnetic fields.- Shear flow of lamellar polymer surfactants.- Solvatochromisn in organized assemblies: Effects of the sphere-to-rod micellar transition