Langmuir films of unusual components

Somobrata Acharaya, Atsuomi Shundo, Jonathan P. Hill, Katsuhiko Ariga

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This short review aims to break traditional images of Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films, which are generally thought to be applicable only for traditional amphiphile-like molecules such as lipids and surfactants. Various examples of Langmuir films of unusual organic molecules, supermolecules, polymers, liquid crystals, DNA strands, proteins, organic-inorganic hybrids, inorganic nanoparticles and nanorods are introduced. These descriptions should stimulate the reader in the design of various functional systems using concepts related to Langmuir-Blodgett technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-18
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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