Molecular Soft-Interface Science

Principles, Molecular Design, Characterization and Application

  • Mizuo Maeda
  • Atsushi Takahara
  • Hiromi Kitano
  • Tetsuji Yamaoka
  • Yoshiko Miura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Principle and Physical Chemistry of Soft Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Takanori Takiue, Yoshimune Nonomura, Syuji Fujii
      Pages 3-25
  3. Design of Soft Interface (Synthesis and Processing)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Shin-ichi Yusa, Syuji Fujii
      Pages 29-54
    3. Yoshiko Miura, Keitaro Yoshimoto
      Pages 55-74
  4. Characterization and Physical Properties of Soft Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Daisuke Kawaguchi, Keiji Tanaka
      Pages 87-99
    3. Daisuke Kawaguchi, Keiji Tanaka
      Pages 101-114
    4. Hideki Matsuoka
      Pages 115-127
    5. Xi Jiang, Takeshi Higuchi, Hiroshi Jinnai
      Pages 141-146
    6. Xi Jiang, Takeshi Higuchi, Hiroshi Jinnai
      Pages 147-153
    7. Yoshihiro Kikkawa, Reiko Azumi
      Pages 155-164
  5. Application of Soft Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Motoyasu Kobayashi, Atsushi Takahara
      Pages 167-180
    3. Atsushi Mahara, Tetsuji Yamaoka
      Pages 211-222

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive treatment of the molecular design, characterization, and physical chemistry of soft interfaces. At the same time, the book aims to encourage the fabrication of functional materials including biomaterials. During the past few decades there has been steady growth in soft-interface science, and that growth has been especially rapid in the twenty-first century. The field is interdisciplinary because it involves chemistry, polymer science, materials science, physical chemistry, and biology. Based on the increasing interdisciplinary nature of undergraduate and graduate programs, the primary goal of this present work is to serve as a comprehensive resource for senior-level undergraduates and for graduate students, particularly in polymer chemistry, materials science, bioconjugate chemistry, bioengineering, and biomaterials. Additionally, with the growing interest in the fabrication of functional soft materials, this book provides essential fundamental information for researchers not only in academia but also in industry.


Biomaterials Functional Polymer Functional Soft Materials Organic Thin Layer Polymer Brush Polymer Surface Analysis Soft Interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Mizuo Maeda
    • 1
  • Atsushi Takahara
    • 2
  • Hiromi Kitano
    • 3
  • Tetsuji Yamaoka
    • 4
  • Yoshiko Miura
    • 5
  1. 1.RIKENWakoJapan
  2. 2.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Toyama UniversityToyamaJapan
  4. 4.National Cerebral and Cardiovascular CenSuitaJapan
  5. 5.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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