Molecularly Assembled Interfaces for Nanomachines

  • Vladimir V. Tsukruk
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 128)


State-of-the-art development of the field of ultrathin organic and polymeric molecular coatings is briefly reviewed from the prospective of long-term applications for microelectromechanical systems, microfluidic devices, and microanalytical instrumentation. A possible evolution of the field of protective/lubricative coatings towards intelligent (responsive, sensing, self-repairing and self-reinforcing) molecular interfacial assemblies acting as an adaptive nanointerface between core elements of nanodevices and molecular environment is discussed.


Silicon Surface Scanning Probe Microscopy Molecular Assembly Nanoscale Surface Dendrimer Molecule 
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  • Vladimir V. Tsukruk
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  1. 1.Materials Science and Engineering DepartmentIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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