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Growth, self-assembly and dynamics of nano-scale films at fluid interfaces

Krishnaswamy, R and Sood, AK (2010) Growth, self-assembly and dynamics of nano-scale films at fluid interfaces. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20 (18). pp. 3539-3552.

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Ultrathin films at fluid interfaces are important not only from a fundamental point of view as 2D complex fluids but have also become increasingly relevant in the development of novel functional materials. There has been an explosion in the synthesis work in this area over the last decade, giving rise to many exotic nanostructures at fluid interfaces. However, the factors controlling particle nucleation, growth and self-assembly at interfaces are poorly understood on a quantitative level. We will outline some of the recent attempts in this direction. Some of the selected investigations examining the macroscopic mechanical properties of molecular and particulate films at fluid interfaces will be reviewed. We conclude with a discussion of the electronic properties of these films that have potential technological and biological applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Materials Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry..
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 09:42
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:10
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/28933

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