Journal article

Technology-driven layer-by-layer assembly of nanofilms

Joseph J Richardson, Mattias Bjoernmalm, Frank Caruso

SCIENCE | AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

Multilayer thin films have garnered intense scientific interest due to their potential application in diverse fields such as catalysis, optics, energy, membranes, and biomedicine. Here we review the current technologies for multilayer thin-film deposition using layer-by-layer assembly, and we discuss the different properties and applications arising from the technologies. We highlight five distinct routes of assembly—immersive, spin, spray, electromagnetic, and fluidic assembly—each of which offers material and processing advantages for assembling layer-by-layer films. Each technology encompasses numerous innovations for automating and improving layering, which is important for research and ..

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Awarded by ARC


Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the ARC under the Australian Laureate Fellowship (FL120100030 to F.C.) and the Australian government through an Australian Postgraduate Award (to M.B.). This work was also supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (project number CE140100036).