Structural Characterization of Molecular Interface Layers Using Neutron and X-Ray Reflectivity Techniques

  • Mathias Lösche


Synthetic microstructures used in biological research today include a variety of different systems that serve very diverse purposes and require very different fabrication and characterization techniques. One class of microstructures that is at the boundary between life and materials sciences, and certainly has been associated closer to the latter in the past, is that of molecularly structured planar interface films. In fact, Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films,1 i.e. molecularly layered films comprised of amphiphatic organic molecules on solid substrates, have been used for many years as model systems for the investigation of molecular interactions between chromophores or donor/ acceptor couples, and for the development of molecular electronic, optical and optoelectronic devices.2


Lipid Monolayer Fresnel Reflectivity Scatter Length Density Neutron Reflectivity Aqueous Subphase 
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  • Mathias Lösche
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  1. 1.Institute of Physical ChemistryMainz UniversityMainzGermany

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