Structural and Morphological Evolution in Metal-Organic Films and Multilayers

Structural and Morphological Evolution in Metal-Organic Films and Multilayers

by Alokmay Datta, Smita Mukherjee


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482232707
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/16/2015
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alokmay Datta is a senior professor at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata, India, whose research interest lies in structure and dynamics at surfaces and interfaces of soft materials, nanomaterials, and biomaterials. He has been working on Langmuir monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett films for more than 20 years. He has introduced several new concepts and techniques to the study of these low-dimensional, complex systems, which have helped in a revival of interest in them.

Smita Mukherjee is currently a guest researcher at the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute in Kolkata, India, perusing her interest in inorganic-organic hybrid structures. She previously worked as a PhD research scholar at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata, India, exploring the morphological, structural, and spectroscopic aspects of metal-organic systems at air-water and air-solid interfaces (Langmuir monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett films). She continued her post-doctoral research in the interdisciplinary field of soft materials, including polymers, biomaterials, and complex metal-organic nanostructures, at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the Institut des Nanosciences de Paris in France.

Table of Contents

Monolayers and Multilayers
About This Book
Langmuir Monolayers
Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) Multilayers
Growth Mechanisms
Crystal Growth Processes
Wetting by Complex Fluids
Outline of Book

Preparing Monolayers and Multilayers
Preparing the Monolayer on Water
Preparing the Film on Substrates

Probing Tools
Isotherm Measurements
Atomic Force Microscopy
X-Ray Reflectivity
Infrared Spectroscopy
Near Edge X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy

Theoretical Background for Data Analysis
Analysis of Atomic Force Microscopy Data
Analysis of X-Ray Reflectivity Data
Analysis of FTIR Data
Analysis of NEXAFS Data

Headgroup Coordination and Film Structure
Coordination Selection at Air-Water Interface
Carboxylate Headgroup of Transferred Monolayers
Coordination and Multilayer Morphology
On the Role of Metal-Headgroup Coordination

Headgroup Conformation and Film Structure
Preformed and Interfacial Langmuir-Blodgett Films
Headgroup Conformation and Morphology
Headgroup Conformation and Supramolecular Interactions
On the Role of Headgroup Conformation and Supramolecular Forces

Evolution of Film Morphology
Morphological Evolution and Growth Modes
Morphological Evolution and Metal-Carboxylate Headgroup
On Morphological Evolution

"Liquid" and "Solid" Films
Metal Organics and "Liquid"-Like Behavior
"Solid" and "Liquid"-Like Langmuir-Blodgett Films

Metal-Organics and Nanocrystal Formation
Nanocrystal Self-Assembly on Metal-Organic Templates
On Nanocrystal Growth in Langmuir-Blodgett Templates

Conclusions and Outlook
What We Found
What Lies Ahead


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