Bottom-up strategy of materials fabrication: a new trend in nanotechnologyof soft materials

Citation
M. Shimomura et T. Sawadaishi, Bottom-up strategy of materials fabrication: a new trend in nanotechnologyof soft materials, CURR OP COL, 6(1), 2001, pp. 11-16
Citations number
49
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
CURRENT OPINION IN COLLOID & INTERFACE SCIENCE
ISSN journal
1359-0294 → ACNP
Volume
6
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
11 - 16
Database
ISI
SICI code
1359-0294(200102)6:1<11:BSOMFA>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
Recent progresses in nanometer-scale molecular self-organization and mesosc opic pattern formation are reviewed from the view point of nanotechnology o f bottom-up materials fabrication. Nanometer-scale layer-by-layer self-asse mblies on nanoparticles will provide wide applications in many fields. The micro-contact printing technique is effectively used for up-sizing the nano structured molecular assemblies as submicrometer- and micrometer-scale patt erns. Dissipative structures formed in non-equilibrium systems as self-orga nized spatio-temporal structures are newly employed for the mesoscopic patt erning of the nanostructured molecular assemblies. (C) 2001 Elsevier Scienc e Ltd. All rights reserved.