Handbook of Polyelectrolytes and Their Applications

Edited by
Hari Singh Nalwa
Formerly of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., JAPAN
    July 2002
ca. 1200 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 1-58883-002-0
Professor Alan G. MacDiarmid, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry

"This Handbook contains 36 state-of-the-art chapters, contributed by more than 60 leading scientists active in the field and provides a comprehensive resource for researchers both in academic and corporate laboratories. These volumes should prove to be an exceptionally valuable reference for graduate students and researchers who want to be familiarize themselves with the field of polyelectrolytes, as well as to the experts."

Professor Alan G. MacDiarmid, Nobel Prize Laureate
Handbook of Polyelectrolytes and Their Applications is the first major reference source to provide complete coverage of polyelectrolytes, which is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field of research. To date there is no single reference source in the area of polyelectrolytes, this handbook aims to fill this existing gap. This three-volume set, is the first comprehensive handbook ever published bringing under a single cover all aspects of polyelectrolytes, their chemical synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, fabrication, processing into multilayers, self-assemblies, thin films and nanostructures, physical properties, solution behavior, theoretical models and industrial applications of polyelectrolytes currently studied in academic and industrial research. This handbook contains more than 6,000 bibliographic citations and thousands of illustrations, figures, tables and equations. Three-volume set contains 36 state-of-the-art review chapters written by over 60 internationally renowned experts from 12 countries. This handbook has been divided into three thematic volumes:

Volume 1: Polyelectrolyte-Based Multilayers, Self-Assemblies and Nanostrutures
  • Chapter 1. Layer-by-Layer Polyelectrolyte-Based Thin Films for Electronic
    and Photonic Applications
  • Chapter 2. Polyelectrolytes at Solid Surfaces: Multilayers and Brushes
  • Chapter 3. Polyelectrolyte Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembled Multilayers Containing
    Azobenzene Dyes
  • Chapter 4. Nanostructured Hybrid Ultrathin Films of Polyelectrolytes, Lipids, and Enzymes Prepared by Alternate Layer-by-Layer Adsorption
  • Chapter 5. Layered Nanohybrids of Polyelectrolytes and Inorganic Materials Prepared by Alternate Layer-by-Layer Adsorption
  • Chapter 6. Polyelectrolyte–Amphiphile Complexes: Their Nanostructured Assemblies and Molecular Films
  • Chapter 7. Supramolecular Assemblies of Natural and Synthetic Polyelectrolytes
  • Chapter 8. Smart Materials Using Signal-Responsive Polyelectrolytes
  • Chapter 9. Polyelectrolyte Brushes
  • Chapter 10. Stepwise Polymeric Stereocomplex Assembly on Surfaces
  • Chapter 11. Novel Nanosheet Crystallites and Their Layer-by-Layer Assemblies
  • Chapter 12. Structures of Self-Assembled Thin Films and Polyelectrolyte Composites Studied by Surface-Sensitive Scattering Techniques
  • Chapter 13. ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy at Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Systems
  • Chapter 14. Internal Structure of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers
Volume 2: Polyelectrolytes, Their Characterization and Polyelectrolyte Solutions
  • Chapter 1. Amphiphilic Polyelectrolytes
  • Chapter 2. Formation and Electronic Properties of Polyaniline-Based Polyelectrolytes
  • Chapter 3. Determination of Molar Masses of Polyelectrolytes
  • Chapter 4. Characterization of Polyelectrolytes by Dynamic Laser Light Scattering
  • Chapter 5. Study of Polyion Counterion Interaction by Electrochemical Methods
  • Chapter 6. Determination of Effective Size and Charge of Polyelectrolytes
    by Diffusion and Electophorosis Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR
  • Chapter 7. Controllable Association of Ion-Containing Polymers in Dilute Solution
  • Chapter 8. Polyelectrolyte–Surfactant Interactions
  • Chapter 9. Structure and Dynamics of Polyelectrolyte Solutions
  • Chapter 10. Depletion Interactions Produced by Nonadsorbing Polyelectrolytes
  • Chapter 11. Multiporphyrin Self-Assembled Arrays in Solutions and Films: Thermodynamics, Spectroscopy, and Photochemistry
Volume 3: Applications of Polyelectrolytes and Theoretical Models
  • Chapter 1. Application of Polyelectrolytes in Ionic Polymeric Sensors and Artificial Muscles
  • Chapter 2. Hydrophobically Modified Polyelectrolytes and Polyelectrolyte Block-Copolymers
    for Biomedical Applications
  • Chapter 3. Ion Exchange Resins and Other Polyelectrolytes for Controlled Drug Delivery
  • Chapter 4. Composite Polyelectrolyte Self-Assembled Films for Sensor Applications
  • Chapter 5. Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Systems in Membrane Applications
  • Chapter 6. Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Membranes for Materials Separation
  • Chapter 7. Nanostructures of Polyelectrolyte–Surfactant Complexes and Their Applications
  • Chapter 8. Characterization of Proteinic Coacervate Formation: From Primeval Cell Model
    to Bifunctionality Materials
  • Chapter 9. Phase Separation in Microion Systems
  • Chapter 10. Polyelectrolyte Models in Theory and Simulation
  • Chapter 11. Computer Simulations of Polyelectrolyte
  • Most up-to-date reference work summarizing two decades of pioneering research in polyelectrolytes.
  • A unique source of in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the chemistry, materials science, polymer science, physics of polyelectrolytes.
  • Inspire chemists and material scientists to design and build polyelectrolyte-based multilayers, self-assembled films and nanostructures.
  • Contains 36 state-of-the-art review chapters written by over 60 internationally renowned experts from 12 countries.
  • Over 6,000 bibliographic citations and thousands of illustrations, figures, tables and equations.
  • Fully cross-referenced, this book has a wide appeal as an essential reference source long due for the scientific community.
  • A perfect multidisciplinary reference source for scientists, researchers, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, college and university professors, and practitioners working in the field of polyelectrolytes, polymer science, materials science, chemistry, physics, biopolymers, surface science, colloidal science, computational engineering, nanoscience and nanotechnology, membrane science, drug delivery, sensors, and other applications. The 3-volume set is very useful reference source for the libraries in universities and industrial institutions, governments and independent institutes, individual research groups and scientists working in the field of polyelectrolytes.

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