<p><b>A comprehensive resource for new and veteran researchers in the field of self-assembling and functional materials</b></p> <p>In <i>Functional Materials from Colloidal Self-assembly</i>, a pair of distinguished researchers delivers a thorough overview of how the colloidal self-assembly approach can enable the design and fabrication of several functional materials and devices. Among other topics, the book explores the foundations of self-assembly in different systems, nucleation, the growth of nanoparticles, self-assembly of colloidal microspheres for photonic crystals and devices, and the self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules as a template for mesoporous materials. <p>The authors also discuss the self-assembly of biomolecules, superstructures from self-assembly, architectures from self-assembly, and the applications of self-assembled nanostructures. <p><i>Functional Materials from Colloidal Self-assembly</i> provides a balanced approach to the theoretical background and applications of the subject, offering sound guidance to both experienced and early-career researchers. The book also delivers: <ul><li>A thorough introduction to the fundamentals of colloids, including the theory of nucleation and the growth of colloidal particles</li> <li>Comprehensive explorations of mechanisms and strategies for the self-assembly of colloidal particles, including DNA-mediated colloidal self-assembly</li> <li>Practical discussions of characterization techniques for self-assembled colloidal structures, including electron microscopy techniques and X-ray techniques</li> <li>In-depth examinations of biological and biomedical materials, including tissue engineering, drug loading and release, and biodetection</li></ul> <p>Perfect for materials scientists, inorganic chemists, and catalytic chemists, <i>Functional Materials from Colloidal Self-assembly</i> is also a must-read reference for biochemists and surface chemists seeking a one-stop resource on self-assembling and functional materials.