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Order in Thin Organic Films


  • Author: R. H. Tredgold, University of Manchester and Lancaster University
  • Date Published: October 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521018241

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  • This book describes the various methods currently used to deposit highly ordered organic films, and the physical techniques employed in characterising their properties. Such films are the subject of a great deal of research, motivated by their potential application in micro-electronics. Beginning with a discussion of the necessary basic physics and chemistry, the book proceeds to a description of the main topics of current research in this field. The Langmuir–Blodgett technique, self-assembly, and methods of film deposition exploiting the ordered structure of mesophases are described in detail. Liquid crystals, films at the air/water interface and biomembranes are also discussed. The book is aimed at those graduate students and established research workers with an interest in the physics and chemistry of these fascinating structures.

    • Comprehensive treatment of an important field
    • Includes a discussion of liquid crystals and biomembranes
    • Of interest to physicists, chemists and materials scientists
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This is a well prepared text, with many excellent and informative diagrams, extensive references and a comprehensive index … Tredgold writes with clarity and authority, and equally importantly, with enthusiasm. This is an ideal book for research students entering the field, but final year project students and more established researchers will also find much of interest.' M. R. Willis, Chemistry in Britain

    'This is a good book, which should find wide readership across this interdisciplinary area of science … It will be particularly welcomed by graduate students and research workers with an interest in the chemistry and physics of organic thin films.' Advanced Materials

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521018241
    • length: 212 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.331kg
    • contains: 77 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory material
    2. Definition and measurement of order
    3. Films at the air/water interface
    4. Langmuir–Blodgett films
    5. More complex structures formed by the Langmuir–Blodgett technique
    6. Self assembly
    7. Liquid crystals
    8. Biomolecules.

  • Author

    R. H. Tredgold, University of Manchester and Lancaster University

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