Volume 93 Issue 34 | p. 3 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 31, 2015 | Web Date: August 27, 2015

80-Year-Old Langmuir-Blodgett Technique Gets An Electrospray Update

Altered method now easily produces thin films of colloidal particles on surfaces
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE, JACS In C&EN
Keywords: Langmuir Blodgett, electrospray, thin film, monolayer

A popular technique that helps scientists deposit defined layers of tightly packed organic molecules onto solid surfaces is getting its first major update in more than 80 years.

Researchers at Northwestern University have modified the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) method with an electrospray apparatus to assemble ultrathin, controlled films of colloidal particles on surfaces (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b06052). Such particle-covered surfaces can serve . . .

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