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Research and Markets: Soft Matter Gradient Surfaces: Methods and Applications - Comprehensive Look at the Latest Advances.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Soft Matter Gradient Surfaces: Methods and Applications" to their offering.

A comprehensive look at the latest advances in soft material gradients

Tremendous progress has been made in the field of surface-bound soft material gradients in recent years, with intriguing new areas of investigation opening up and advances in bioanalytics changing the way high-throughput screening methods are used in the design and discovery of catalysts and new materials.

This volume provides the first complete, up-to-date summary of the progress in this field, showing readers how to harness the powerful properties of soft matter gradients in the design and development of modern functional materials.

Contributed chapters from experts in diverse fields help bridge areas of materials science, chemistry, and biomaterials, covering fabrication techniques, gradients in self-assembled monolayers, polymer gradients, dynamic gradient structures, structure and assembly, mechanical properties, sensors, biomaterial applications, protein adsorption, and organization of cells on gradient surfaces.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Gradient Libraries: Harnessing a Ubiquitous Phenomenon to Accelerate Experimentation

2 Classification of Key Attributes of Soft Material Gradients

3 Discovery and Optimization of Sensing Materials Using Discrete and Gradient Arrays

4 Colliding Self-Assembly Waves in Organosilane Monolayers

5 Orientational Anchoring of Liquid Crystals on Surfaces Presenting Continuous Gradients in Composition

6 Continuous Infusion Microchannel Approach to Generate Composition Gradients from Viscous Polymer Solutions

7 Gradient Assembly of Complex Surfaces for Sensing, Fabrication, and High Throughput Analysis

8 Making Gradient Patterns by Electron-Beam Chemical Lithography with Monomolecular Resists

9 Electrochemical Mapping for Polymer Chemical and Physical Gradients

10 Directed Assembly of Block Copolymer Films: Effects of Rough Substrates and Thermal Fields

11 Hydrogel Gradients by Self-Initiated Photografting and Photopolymerization: Preparation, Characterization, and Protein Interactions

12 Polymer Gradients: Responsive Grafted Layers

13 Bioactive Self-Assembled Monolayer Gradients

14 Morphology Gradients on Different Size Scales and Their Application in Biological Studies

15 Molecularly Defined Peptide Spacing Gradients for Cell Guidance

16 Motion of Drops on Gradient Surfaces


Jan Genzer is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State University. His research interests include material self-assembly and directed assembly and behavior of polymers at surfaces, interfaces, and in confined geometrics using experimental methods and computational approaches.

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