Structural and Morphological Evolution in Metal-Organic Films and Multilayers presents major results of the authors’ work carried out on Langmuir monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett multilayers. The authors address two important questions:
The book reveals the richness hidden in these supposedly well-known systems, including saturated, aliphatic fatty acids. It examines the mechanisms behind the growth of monolayers and multilayers of the molecules primarily from a physicist’s point of view. The authors highlight the relationship between molecular structure and domain structure as well as the various physical properties. The book also explores the interplay between physics and chemistry in metal ions.
Monolayers and Multilayers. Preparing Monolayers and Multilayers. Probing Tools. Theoretical Background for Data Analysis. Headgroup Coordination and Film Structure. Headgroup Conformation and Film Structure. Evolution of Film Morphology. "Liquid" and "Solid" Films. Metal-Organics and Nanocrystal Formation. Conclusions and Outlook. Bibliography.