Structural and Morphological Evolution in Metal-Organic Films and Multilayers presents major results of the authors' work carried out on Langmuir monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett multilayers. The authors address two important questions:Are metal-organic monolayer systems more like solids or more like liquids?Does a two-dimensional system have different kind of bonds than a bulk or three-dimensional body?
The book reveals the richness hidden in these supposedly well-known systems, including saturated, aliphatic fatty acids. It examines the mechanisms behind the growth of monolayers and multilayers of the molecules primarily from a physicist's point of view. The authors highlight the relationship between molecular structure and domain structure as well as the various physical properties. The book also explores the interplay between physics and chemistry in metal ions.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 15 mm
"Smita Mukherjee and Alokmay Datta of the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, one of the world's leading centers for monolayer and multilayer studies, have now written a worthy successor to Gaines's book. ... this book describes in remarkable detail where we are today and where we are going. ... Those who wish to learn what has been done, or who aspire to do more, would be wise to start by reading this book."
-From the Foreword by Pulak Dutta, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA