Janus Particle Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Applications (Smart Materials Series)

Janus Particle Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Applications (Smart Materials Series)

By: Shan Jiang (editor), Steve Granick (editor)Hardback

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Named after the two-faced roman god, Janus particles have gained much attention due to their potential in a variety of applications, including drug delivery. This is the first book devoted to Janus particles and covers their methods of synthesis, how these particles self-assemble, and their possible uses. By following the line of synthesis, self-assembly and applications, the book not only covers the fundamental and applied aspects, but it goes beyond a simple summary and offers a logistic way of selecting the proper synthetic route for Janus particles for certain applications. Written by pioneering experts in the field, the book introduces the Janus concept to those new to the topic and highlights the most recent research progress on the topic for those active in the field.

About Author

Shan Jiang received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Zhejiang Univeristy and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He subsequently became a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working on drug delivery and biomedication. He won the 2008 Racheff-Intel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research. Steve Granick is currently Founder Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as well as Professor of Chemistry, Physics, and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Honors include the 2009 Polymer Physics Prize, Paris-Sciences Medal, Chair of the APS Polymer Physics Division, member of the editorial board of numerous journals, and Guest Professor at Peking University, Zhejiang University, and the University of Science and Technology of China. He is member of the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, and Biophysical Society. With more than 200 refereed publications to his name, he has long-standing research interests in tribology as well as in the dynamics of polymers, complex fluids, colloids, and phospholipid membranes.


Soft, Nanoscale Janus Particles by Macromolecular Engineering and Molecular Assembly; Design, Synthesis, and Applications of Dumbbell-like Nanoparticles; Janus Particles with Distinct Compartments via Electrohydrodynamic Co-jetting; Synthesis of Janus Particles by Emulsion Based Methods; Particle Replication In Nonwetting Templates: A Platform for Engineering Shape- and Size-Specific Janus Particles; Theoretical Calculations of Phase Diagrams and Self-assembly in Patchy Colloids; Self-assembly of Amphiphilic and Dipolar Janus Particles; Self-assembly of Janus particles under external fields; DNA Self-Assembly: From Nanostructures to Macro Engineering; Study on Colloidal Rotation and Diffusion Dynamics by Janus Particle Tracking; Janus Balance and Emulsions Stabilized by Janus Particles; Applications of Janus and Anisotropic Particles for Drug Delivery;

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849734233
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781849734233
  • ISBN10: 1849734232

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