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Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 14: Interface and Self Assembly

By Nick Fang1, Omar N Sobh2

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Interface and Self Assembly


  • Origin of Adhesion: VdW Forces
  • How can a Gecko lift it's foot off?
  • Microscopic view of friction
  • Driving Forces for Self Assembly
  • Assembly by Surface Energy
  • Phase Diagram of Micelles
  • Micelle Properties
  • Molecular self Assembly Geometries
  • Possible Phase Transformation of SAM's
  • Thermodynamic Balance of SAM
  • Critical Micelle Concentration
  • More Complex Shapes
  • Self Assembly Driven by Capillary Forces

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