Thin films of polymer suspended across the openings of pores, channels, and microcavities are of interest in a broad range of fundamental and applied contexts. A "reactive" layer-by-layer approach Is demonstrated for the fabrication of suspended thin films and semipermeable membranes that makes use of liquid/ liquid interfaces created between immiscible aqueous and organic phases as templates for film fabrication (see image). (Figure Presented).
Buck, Maren E. and Lynn, David M., "Reactive Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Suspended Thin Films and Semipermeable Membranes at Interfaces Created Between Aqueous and Organic Phases" (2010). Chemistry: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.