Presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary discussion of macromolecular assemblies, from understanding biological phenomena to applications of macromolecular assemblies in biosensors, electrooptic devices, and liquid crystals. Gives insights on the fabrication of ultrathin polymeric films and examines polymeric materials that can spontaneously assemble into structures in solution or at interfaces. Emphasizes the use of polymers in macromolecular assemblies over low molecular weight organic materials. Also reviews monolayers and multilayer films, three dimensional systems, scanning probe microscopy of macromolecular assemblies, and polymers and liquid crystals.
Publisher: American Chemical Society