This short review describes the history of scientific development of layer-by-layer assembly of charged polymers. Early studies of 1960s and 1970s include binding and complex formation of oppositely charged polymers and colloids. The subsequent studies in 1980s showed that stable molecular assemblies such as monolayer at the air–water interface and aqueous bilayer membrane were useful as partners of polyion complexation. Charge reversal due to excessive adsorption on the charged surface was established by surface forces measurement in early 1990s. Decher and Hong published their epoch-making paper in 1992.
|Number of pages
|Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
|Published - Nov 2018
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Chemistry
- General Chemical Engineering