This title presents the state-of-the-art in molecular engineering and new developments in the fields of materials science, membrane biophysics, interfaces, sensing, and intermolecular interactions including molecular recognition. Topics covered are: the organization (orientation and association) of molecules in ultrathin films (monolayers) at the air/water interface; long range order in these films and in assemblies of such films on solid substrates; the interactions with solutes in the aqueous phase (including tensides, enzymes and analytes); and the potential applications of ultrathin films as nanometric modules in devices.

Key Features

· Contributions are from leading scientists in their fields · The book presents the most recent developments in molecular engineering · Aims to stimulate new developments in the field of materials science


Research institutes for colloids and interfaces; university departments for chemistry, physical chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering; and research and development departments of technology orientated companies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Order in Langmuir monolayers and in the aqueous subphase Chapter 2. Analytic model of flow orientation in Langmuir-Blodgett films Chapter 3. Equilibrium and dynamics of 2D aggregating mixed monolayers consisting of soluble and insoluble amphiphiles Chapter 4. Organisation of porphyrins in monolayers and monolayer assemblies Chapter 5. Enzymatic reactions at interfaces Chapter 6. Electron spin resonance spectroscopy of Langmuir-Blodgett films containing functional molecules Chapter 7. Biotin-streptavidin sensor surface: a versatile platform for performing DNA hybridization interactions Chapter 8. Applications of organised molecular films to electronic and opto-electronic devices


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Elsevier Science
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About the series-volume-editors

Dietmar Mobius

Affiliations and Expertise

Max-Planck-Institut fur Biophysikalische Chemie, Gottingen, Germany

Reinhard Miller

Affiliations and Expertise

Max-Planck-Institut für Koloid und Grenzflachen-Forschung, Golm, Germany