2014, VIII, 366 p. 184 illus., 116 illus. in color.
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Discusses dynamics in 1D, 2D, and 3D confined conditions
Critically evaluates the influence of 1D, 2D, and 3D confinement on dynamics, like the glass transition
Applies a range of state-of-the art techniques to shed light on these questions
This book describes the dynamics of low molecular weight and polymeric molecules when they are constrained under conditions of geometrical confinement. It covers geometrical confinement in different dimensionalities:
(i) in nanometer thin layers or selfsupporting films (1-dimensional confinement)
(ii) in pores or tubes with nanometric diameters (2-dimensional confinement)
(iii) as micelles embedded in matrices (3-dimensional) or as nanodroplets.
The dynamics under such conditions have been a much discussed and central topic in the focus of intense worldwide research activities within the last two decades. The present book discusses how the resulting molecular mobility is influenced by the subtle counterbalance between surface effects (typically slowing down molecular dynamics through attractive guest/host interactions) and confinement effects (typically increasing the mobility). It also explains how these influences can be modified and tuned, e.g. through appropriate surface coatings, film thicknesses or pore diameters. "Dynamics in Confinement" sums up the present state-of-the-art and introduces to the analytical methods of choice for the study of dynamics in nanometer-scale confinement.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »1–, 2– and 3-dimensional Confinement - Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy - Dynamic Glass Transition - Geometrical Confinement - Guest/host Interactions - Micelles and Nanodroplets - Molecular dynamics - Multi-layered Thin Polymer Films - Nanometer Thin Layers - Nanopores - Polymers in Confinement - Surface and Confinement Effects