About the book
The bottom-up approach for the self-assembly of molecules, macromolecules, and particles into well-defined superstructures provides superior structural control of materials compared to top-down methods. Nature largely utilizes macromolecules to construct supramolecular materials, which ultimately contribute to the great array of forms and functions of life. Thus, the self-assembly of materials and the formation of superstructures have been of great interest in the fields of materials science, nanoscience, and nanoengineering.
This book will describe the self-assembly of materials and supramolecular chemistry design principles for a broad spectrum of materials, including bio-inspired amphiphiles, metal oxides, metal nanoparticles, and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. It will provide fundamental concepts of self-assembly design approaches and supramolecular chemistry principles for research ideas in nanotechnology applications. The book will focus on three main themes, which include: the self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry of amphiplies by coordination programming, the supramolecular structures and devices of inorganic materials, and the assembly-disassembly of organic-inorganic hybrid materials. The contributing chapters will be written by leading scientists in their field, with the hope that this book will provide a foundation on supramolecular chemistry principles to students and active researchers who are interested in nanoscience and nanoengineering fields.