1. Novel concepts of aggregation structure of fatty acid monolayers on the water surface (T. Kajiyama, Y. Oishi). 2. Crystal engineering of synthetic bilayer membranes (K. Okuyama, M. Shimomura). 3. Control of molecular orientation and packing in monolayer assemblies (H. Nakahara). 4. In situ characterization of Langmuir-Blodgett films by using a quartz crystal microbalance as a substrate (Y. Okahata). 5. Application of vibrational spectroscopy to the study of structure-function relationship in Langmuir-Blodgett films (T. Takenaka, J. Umemura). 6. Construction of well organized functional Langmuir-Blodgett films by mimicking structures and functions of biological membranes (M. Fujihira). 7. Nonlinear characteristics of thin lipid films (M. Makino, K. Yoshikawa). 8. Molecular control of photoresponses of LB films containing redox chromophores (T. Nagamura). 9. Design of the non-linear optical films by Langmuir-Blodgett technique (M. Era, T. Tsutsui, S. Saito). 10. Protein assemblies for information transduction (M. Aizawa). Subject index.