Self-assembled monolayers: from 'simple' model systems to biofunctionalized interfaces

  title={Self-assembled monolayers: from 'simple' model systems to biofunctionalized interfaces},
  author={Frank Schreiber},
  journal={Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter},
  • F. Schreiber
  • Published 2 July 2004
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
We review recent developments in the area of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and their applications. First, we discuss issues related to the structure, the phase transitions, the phase diagram, and the growth dynamics. We explain how the internal degrees of freedom and the multiple interactions involved can lead to a fairly rich phase behaviour even for systems which are commonly considered 'simple' model systems. Then we discuss selected problems for more complex SAM-based systems, including… 

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