This book presents a number of selected papers given at the LB9 conference, held in Potsdam, Germany, in August 2000. It is dedicated to new techniques and methodologies for studying interfacial layers. One group of manuscripts deals with the application of surface plasmons at solid interfaces, used for example in resonance spectroscopy and light scattering. New applications of various types of Atomic Force Microscopy are reported making use of various modifications of tips. A number of chapters are dedicated to light emitting diodes built with the help of LB layers. The aim of these studies is the improvement of efficiency. Electrochemical methods were described as tools for developing sensors, in particular miniaturised pH or gas sensors.
The application of synchrotron X-ray and NMR techniques have been described in detail in two extended chapters. It is demonstrated how molecular information can be detected by these methods for various types of interfacial layers.
This monograph, along with 130 papers that have been submitted for publication in the special issues of relevant journals, represent the proceedings of the LBP conference.
For researchers and students of colloids, physical chemistry and civil engineering.
Novel Methods to Study Interfacial Layers, 1st Edition
Selected paper headings
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Detection of evanescent fields on arachidic acid LB films on A1 films caused by resonantly excited surface plasmons (T. Nakano et al
Scattered light and emission from Ag thin film and merocyanine langmuir-blodgett film on Ag thin film due to surface plasmon polariton excitation (K. Shinbo et al
Enhancement of photocurrents in merocyanine LB film cell utilizing surface plasmon polariton excitations (F. Kaneko et al
Fluorescence and the relevant factors of organized molecular films of a series of atypical amphiphilic &bgr;-diketone rare earth complexes (R.J. Zhang et al
Electroluminescent device using PbBr-based layered perovskite having self-organized organic-inorganic quantum-well structure (M. Era et al
The use of LB insulating layers to improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes based on evaporated molecular films (G.Y. Jung et al
Light emitting efficiencies in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) (S.T. Lim et al
Light-emitting devices based on sequentially adsorbed layer-by-layer self-assembled films of alizarin violet (S. Das, A.J. Pal).
Structural properties and interactions of thin films at the air-liquid interface explored by synchrotron X-ray scattering (Torben R. Jensen, Kristian Kjaer).
Isomerically-featured aggregate images of phenol-formaldehyde monolayers by BAM and SMM (J.U. Kim et al
A conductometric pH sensor based on a polypyrrole LB film (L. Rossi).
Designed nano-engineered polymer films on colloidal particles and capsules (Gleb B. Sukhorukov).
Ultrathin self-assembled polyvinylamine/polyvinylsulfate membranes for separation of ions (A. Toutianoush, B. Tieke).
Oscillating bubble and drop techniques (V.I. Kovalchuk et al