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Soft Matter Gradient Surfaces : Methods and Applications / edited by Jan Genzer.

Contributor(s): Genzer, Jan [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2012]Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 443 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118166055; 1118166051; 9781118166086; 1118166086; 128340124X; 9781283401241.Subject(s): Functionally gradient materials | Surfaces (Technology) | Surfaces (Technology) | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Material Science | Engineering | Civil engineering | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Material Science | Functionally gradient materials | Surfaces (Technology)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Soft matter gradient surfaces.DDC classification: 620.1/18 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
1. Gradient Libraries: Harnessing a Ubiquitous Phenomenon to Accelerate Experimentation -- 2. Classification of Key Attributes of Soft Material Gradients -- 3. Discovery and Optimization of Sensing Materials Using Discrete and Gradient Arrays -- 4. Colliding Self-Assembly Waves in Organosilane Monolayers -- 5. Orientational Anchoring of Liquid Crystals on Surfaces Presenting Continuous Gradients in Composition -- 6. Continuous Infusion Microchannel Approach to Generate Composition Gradients from Viscous Polymer Solutions -- 7. Gradient Assembly of Complex Surfaces for Sensing, Fabrication, and High Throughput Analysis -- 8. Making Gradient Patterns by Electron-Beam Chemical Lithography with Monomolecular Resists -- 9. Electrochemical Mapping for Polymer Chemical and Physical Gradients -- 10. Directed Assembly of Block Copolymer Films: Effects of Rough Substrates and Thermal Fields -- 11. Hydrogel Gradients by Self-Initiated Photografting and Photopolymerization: Preparation, Characterization, and Protein Interactions -- 12. Polymer Gradients: Responsive Grafted Layers -- 13. Bioactive Self-Assembled Monolayer Gradients -- 14. Morphology Gradients on Different Size Scales and Their Application in Biological Studies -- 15. Molecularly Defined Peptide Spacing Gradients for Cell Guidance -- 16. Motion of Drops on Gradient Surfaces.
Summary: "This volume provides the first complete, up-to-date summary of the progress in this field, showing readers how to harness the powerful properties of soft matter gradients in the design and development of modern functional materials. Contributed chapters from experts in diverse fields help bridge areas of materials science, chemistry, and biomaterials, covering fabrication techniques, gradients in self-assembled monolayers, polymer gradients, dynamic gradient structures, structure and assembly, mechanical properties, sensors, biomaterial applications, protein adsorption, and organization of cells on gradient surfaces. Readers will learn how to implement the techniques described in the book in their own work, while improving efficacy and lowering research and production costs. Soft Matter Gradient Surfaces is an invaluable resource for chemists, physicists, biologists, and engineers, and anyone who would like to take advantage of these unique soft matter building blocks."-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Gradient Libraries: Harnessing a Ubiquitous Phenomenon to Accelerate Experimentation -- 2. Classification of Key Attributes of Soft Material Gradients -- 3. Discovery and Optimization of Sensing Materials Using Discrete and Gradient Arrays -- 4. Colliding Self-Assembly Waves in Organosilane Monolayers -- 5. Orientational Anchoring of Liquid Crystals on Surfaces Presenting Continuous Gradients in Composition -- 6. Continuous Infusion Microchannel Approach to Generate Composition Gradients from Viscous Polymer Solutions -- 7. Gradient Assembly of Complex Surfaces for Sensing, Fabrication, and High Throughput Analysis -- 8. Making Gradient Patterns by Electron-Beam Chemical Lithography with Monomolecular Resists -- 9. Electrochemical Mapping for Polymer Chemical and Physical Gradients -- 10. Directed Assembly of Block Copolymer Films: Effects of Rough Substrates and Thermal Fields -- 11. Hydrogel Gradients by Self-Initiated Photografting and Photopolymerization: Preparation, Characterization, and Protein Interactions -- 12. Polymer Gradients: Responsive Grafted Layers -- 13. Bioactive Self-Assembled Monolayer Gradients -- 14. Morphology Gradients on Different Size Scales and Their Application in Biological Studies -- 15. Molecularly Defined Peptide Spacing Gradients for Cell Guidance -- 16. Motion of Drops on Gradient Surfaces.

"This volume provides the first complete, up-to-date summary of the progress in this field, showing readers how to harness the powerful properties of soft matter gradients in the design and development of modern functional materials. Contributed chapters from experts in diverse fields help bridge areas of materials science, chemistry, and biomaterials, covering fabrication techniques, gradients in self-assembled monolayers, polymer gradients, dynamic gradient structures, structure and assembly, mechanical properties, sensors, biomaterial applications, protein adsorption, and organization of cells on gradient surfaces. Readers will learn how to implement the techniques described in the book in their own work, while improving efficacy and lowering research and production costs. Soft Matter Gradient Surfaces is an invaluable resource for chemists, physicists, biologists, and engineers, and anyone who would like to take advantage of these unique soft matter building blocks."-- Provided by publisher.

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