The controlled assembly of nanoparticles in thin film form on solid supports, both as monolayers and as superlattice structures, is a problem of considerable topical interest. Among the many interactions used to program the assembly of nanoparticles, electrostatic forces are particularly interesting for many reasons. This Account deals with assembling surface-modified nanoparticles in thin film form using electrostatic interactions at the air - water interface and in thermally evaporated lipid films. The generality of the electrostatic assembly protocol is demonstrated in the immobilization of DNA and proteins in lipid films.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Accounts of Chemical Research|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2002|