Functionalization of Molecular Architectures : Advances and Applications on Low-Dimensional Compounds Hardback
Edited by Kazuhiro Shikinaka
Low-dimensional compounds are molecules that correspond to various shapes, such as rod, ladder (one-dimensional compounds), and sheet (two-dimensional compounds).
They are ordinarily found in electromagnetic fields.
Recently, versatile low-dimensional compounds were proposed for use as components of various functional materials.
These new-class low-dimensional compounds contribute significantly to industrial/materials sciences. The molecular architecture consisting of low-dimensional compounds can also be found in nature.
One example is the cell cytoskeleton, which is a network- or bundle-like architecture consisting of rod-like protein assemblies.
The cell accomplishes its motility by structural transition of the cytoskeleton-that is, phase transition of the architecture of low-dimensional compounds in response to some stimuli induces shape changes in cells.
Another example is nacre, which is composed of layered aragonite platelets, usually a metastable CaCO3 polymorph.
The layered inorganic platelets give nacre its stiffness and noncombustibility.
Thus, the molecular architecture of low-dimensional compounds in natural life contributes to their functionality.
This book reviews various advanced studies on the application of low-dimensional compounds and is, therefore, important for the development of materials sciences and industrial technologies.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 164 pages, 11 Tables, black and white; 10 Illustrations, color; 59 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/11/2018
- Category: Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics)
- ISBN: 9789814774611