The physical issues which control the properties of self-assembled layers on surfaces will be discussed. Methods for investigating the molecular properties of assembling structures with various physical measurement technologies will be emphasized. Four invited speakers will lead independent sessions dealing with these issues. Persons from all areas of colloid and surface science are invited.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
Relations between monolayer structure and function
Role of head group surface structure in determining monolayer structure
Characterization and control of defect structures
Physical probes of adsorbed molecules before and after assembly
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