Journal article

Innovation in Layer-by-Layer Assembly

Joseph J Richardson, Jiwei Cui, Mattias Bjornmalm, Julia A Braunger, Hirotaka Ejima, Frank Caruso

CHEMICAL REVIEWS | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2016

Abstract

Methods for depositing thin films are important in generating functional materials for diverse applications in a wide variety of fields. Over the last half-century, the layer-by-layer assembly of nanoscale films has received intense and growing interest. This has been fueled by innovation in the available materials and assembly technologies, as well as the film-characterization techniques. In this Review, we explore, discuss, and detail innovation in layer-by-layer assembly in terms of past and present developments, and we highlight how these might guide future advances. A particular focus is on conventional and early developments that have only recently regained interest in the layer-by-lay..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology


Awarded by ARC under the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (Project CE140100036) and supported by the ARC under the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme (FL120100030). We thank Alison E. Burke and Cassio Lynm for assistance with preparing figures. J.J.R.. acknowledges the OCE scheme at CSIRO.