This carefully selected balance of tutorial-like review chapters and advanced
research covers hot topics in the field of biointerfaces, biosensing, nanoparticles
at interfaces, and functionalized quantum dots. It also includes chapters arising
from non-published work with topics such as surface design and their applications,
as well as new developments in analytical tools for materials science and life
Based on the very close and complementary collaboration of three distinguished
leading research groups, this book highlights recent advances in the field ranging
from synthesis and fabrication of organic and polymeric materials, surface and
interface science to advanced analytical methods. It thus addresses new concepts
in micro- and nanofabrication, bio-nanotechnology, biosensors and the necessary
compositional and structural analysis. Particular attention is paid throughout
to complex hierarchical interface architectures and possible applications of
the chemical and physical methodologies discussed, covering bio-diagnostics,
novel biosensors and adhesion science.
With its unique combination of expertise from chemistry, physics, biology,
surface science and engineering, this is a valuable companion for students,
practitioners and established experts.
Key Topics Covered:
- Tutorial Reviews
- Functional Thin Film Architectures and Platforms Based on Polymers
- Biointerfaces, Biosensing, and Molecular Interactions
- Nanoparticles and -containers
- Surface and Interface Analysis
- Glossary of Surface Analytical Tools, R. Forch, H. Schonherr, and A. T.