Generation of Polymers and Nanomaterials at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces: Application to Crystalline, Light Emitting, and Energy Materials, Second Edition is an innovative guide to the synthesis and processing of materials through liquid-liquid interfaces. This second edition has been revised and expanded, with a new chapter on light emitting materials and increased emphasis towards applications. The book aims to highlight the versatility of the interface between two liquids, providing a unique environment for synthesizing materials with highly tuned, desirable properties. In this revised and expanded second edition, the advanced applications of the synthesized materials and the two-phase systems are highlighted, with real potential within flexible electronics, energy storage, enhanced oil recovery, and sensors. This is supported by detailed coverage of interfacial processes and the fundamental physical chemistry behind them. The first two chapters provide an overview of interfaces in natural and biological systems, and outline the fundamental properties of the interface. Chapters 3 and 4 are devoted to the synthesis and self-organization of nanoparticles and polymers through interfacial systems. The synthesis of conductive, fluorescent and conventional polymers and their properties are extensively covered. Chapters 5 and 6 focus on novel applications. This book is of interest to researchers, scientists, and advanced students, in polymer synthesis, polymer chemistry, polymer science, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, polymer composites, materials science, energy, flexible electronics, and chemical engineering. In industry, this supports scientists, R&D, and other professionals, working with polymeric materials for applications in energy, electronics, sensors, and oil & gas.
Provides new ideas for the design of fluorescent polymers, conductive polymers, nanoparticle arrays, thin films, and novel 2D materials
Includes detailed coverage of synthesis and processing of polymers and nanomaterials at liquid-liquid interfaces
Explores state-of-the-art applications across flexible electronics, energy storage, enhanced oil recovery, and sensors
Academic: Researchers, scientists, and advanced students in polymer synthesis, polymer chemistry, polymer science, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, polymer composites, materials science, energy, flexible electronics, and chemical engineering. Industry: Scientists, R&D, and other professionals working with polymeric materials for applications in energy, electronics, sensors, and oil & gas
Table of Contents
1. Hydrophilic and Organophilic Systems in Nature 2. Nature of the Liquid-Liquid Interface 3. Self-Organization of Nanomaterials at the Interface 4. Polymers from Interfaces 5. Light Emitting Materials from an Interface 6. Interfaces in Energy Applications
Dr. Panagiotis Dallas is a Principal Investigator and Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation Fellow at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece. He has previously held roles as Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Department of Materials, Oxford University, United Kingdom, as well as Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Cornell University, USA. Dr. Dallas’s main research interests are in the chemical synthesis of polymers, inorganic and carbon nanomaterials, photophysical and photosensitization properties of materials, and carbon dioxide sequestration and reduction. He has been involved in major collaborations with industrial partners and has published 37 articles and book chapters to date.
Affiliations and Expertise
Principal Investigator, and Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation Fellow, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece