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Langmuir - Blodgett Films - New Perspectives and Applications

Ashim Dutta

Head of R&D at India Glycols Limited


Monolayer Fabrication Multilayer Fabrication Ultrathin Film Characterization Nanostructured Films Photophysics Nanostructured Films Photochemistry Energy Transfer Electron Transfer Supramolecular Electrochemistry Fractals Photoreaction Applications in Devices Biological Systems Applications

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Langmuir Blodgett films continue to be an elegant means of making highly organized low dimensional supramolecular structures that allow the possibility of examining interactions at the molecular level. Such studies are important as low dimensional superstructures display properties that are different from the bulk properties of the same material. Because molecules self-assemble at the air-water interface that depending on the structure of the molecule, properties of the film may be tailored by altering film fabrication parameters like surface pressure, pH, temperature, etc., thereby building additional functionality into these supramolecular structures is key in designing molecular electronic devices. To a biologist, Langmuir films are equally interesting as these closely resemble bio-membranes providing a nano-structured supramolecular vessel to study drug-protein, lipid-protein interactions, etc.. This book aims to present both advances and prospects of ongoing research in Langmuir-Blodgett films that will be attractive to researchers from diverse areas as material sciences, chemistry, physics, and biology.

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Ashim Dutta

Head of R&D at India Glycols Limited

Dr. Ashim Kumar Dutta presently works as the vice president (R&D) with India Glycols Limited, one of the largest surfactant manufacturers in South East Asia. Earlier, he had worked with Unilever as a senior researcher and product development manager in their Home and Personal Care Category, with United Phosphorus Limited and Indofil as their global head for agrochemical formulations. He has authored/co-authored 36 articles in international journals and 12 patents. He received his Ph.D in physical chemistry from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) – a premiere research institute in India in 1993. Dr. Dutta has worked on various international post-doctoral fellowships in Japan, Canada and USA. His research interests include supramolecular assemblies, ultrathin nanostructured films, nanoparticles, novel surfactants, surfactant-polymer interactions, biomembranes and spectroscopy of Langmuir-Blodgett films.

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