Containing more than 2600 references and over 550 equations, drawings, tables, photographs, and micrographs, This book describes hierarchical assemblies in biology and biological processes that occur at the nanoscale across membranes and at interfaces. It covers recurrent themes in nanocolloid science, including self-assembly, construction of supramolecular architecture, nanoconfinement and compartmentalization, measurement and control of interfacial forces, novel synthetic materials, and computer simulation. The authors reviews surface forces apparatus measurements of two-dimensional organized ensembles at solid-liquid interfaces.
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Molecular architecture at the solid-liquid interfaces studies by surface forces measurement; adhesion on the nanoscale; Langmuir monolayers - fundamentals and relevance to nanotechnology; supramolecular organic layer engineering for industrial technology; mono- and multilayers of spherical polymer particles prepared by Langmuir-Blodgett and self-assembly techniques; studies of wetting and capillary phenomena at nanometer scale with scanning polarization force microscopy; nanometric solid deformation of soft materials in capillary phenomena; 2D and 3D superlattices - synthesis and collective properties; molecular nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology with two-dimensional protein crystals (S-layers); DNA as a material for nanobiotechnology; self-assembled DNA/polymer complexes; supramolecular assemblies made of biological macromolecules; reversed micelles as nanometer-size solvent media; engineering of core-shell particles and hollow capsules; electro-transport in hydrophilic nanostructured materials; electrolytes in nanostructures; polymer-clay nanocomposites - synthesis and properties.