Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Materials-Chirality

    1. Richard G. Weiss, Pierre Térech
      Pages 1-13
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jeroen van Gestel, Paul van der Schoot, M. A. J. Michels
      Pages 79-97
    3. A. Aggeli, N. Boden, L. M. Carrick, T. C. B. Mcleish, I. A. Nyrkova, A. N. Semenov
      Pages 99-130
    4. Jürn W. P. Schmelzer
      Pages 131-160
    5. Peter Sollich
      Pages 161-192
    6. Moumita Das, Ranjini Bandyopadhyay, Buddhapriya Chakrabarti, Sriram Ramaswamy, Chandan Dasgupta, A. K. Sood
      Pages 193-221
    7. Elise Lorenceau, Tim Senden, David Quéré
      Pages 223-237
  4. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Srinivasa R. Raghavan, Bani H. Cipriano
      Pages 241-252
    3. Pierre Térech
      Pages 275-324
    4. Henri Bouas-Laurent, Jean-Pierre Desvergne
      Pages 363-429
    5. Giovanni Gottarelli, Gian Piero Spada, Ettore Castiglioni
      Pages 431-446
  5. Systems — Organogels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. Mathew George, Richard G. Weiss
      Pages 449-551

About this book

Introduction

Molecular gels and fibrillar networks – a comprehensive guide to experiment and theory

Molecular Gels: Materials with Self-Assembled Fibrillar Networks provides a comprehensive treatise on gelators, especially low molecular-mass gelators (LMOGs), and the properties of their gels. The structures and modes of formation of the self-assembled fibrillar networks (SAFINs) that immobilize the liquid components of the gels are discussed experimentally and theoretically. The spectroscopic, rheological, and structural features of the different classes of LMOGs are also presented. Many examples of the application of the principal analytical techniques for investigation of molecular gels (including SANS, SAXS, WAXS, UV-vis absorption, fluorescence and CD spectroscopies, scanning electron, transmission electron and optical microscopies, and molecular modeling) are presented didactically and in-depth, as are several of the theories of the stages of aggregation of individual LMOG molecules leading to SAFINs. Several actual and potential applications of molecular gels in disparate fields (from silicate replication of nanostructures to art conservation) are described. Special emphasis is placed on perspectives for future developments.

This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and practitioners either already researching self-assembly and soft matter or new to the area. Those who will find the book useful include chemists, engineers, spectroscopists, physicists, biologists, theoreticians, and materials scientists.

Richard G. Weiss is Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA.

Pierre Terech is Research Director, CNRS – Atomic Energy Center – Grenoble University, Grenoble, France.

Keywords

Absorption Amino acid Lipid Molecular Gels RSI fibrillar network self-assembly soft matter sol-gel

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard G. Weiss
    • 1
  • Pierre Terech
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryGeorgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.CNRS-Atomic Energy Center-Grenoble UniversityGrenobleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3689-2
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3352-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3689-7
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