Dynamics in Geometrical Confinement

  • Friedrich Kremer

Part of the Advances in Dielectrics book series (ADVDIELECT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Martin Tress, Emmanuel Urandu Mapesa, Wilhelm Kossack, Wycliffe Kiprop Kipnusu, Manfred Reiche, Friedrich Kremer
    Pages 61-93
  3. Emmanuel Urandu Mapesa, Martin Tress, Manfred Reiche, Friedrich Kremer
    Pages 95-126
  4. Wycliffe K. Kipnusu, Ciprian Iacob, Malgorzata Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, Wilhelm Kossack, Joshua R. Sangoro, Friedrich Kremer
    Pages 127-149
  5. Ciprian Iacob, Joshua Sangoro, Wycliffe Kipnusu, Friedrich Kremer
    Pages 151-163
  6. Koji Fukao, Hirokazu Takaki, Tatsuhiko Hayashi
    Pages 179-212
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 363-366

About this book


This book describes the dynamics of low molecular weight and polymeric molecules when they are constrained under conditions of geometrical confinement. It covers geometrical confinement in different dimensionalities:

(i) in nanometer thin layers or selfsupporting films (1-dimensional confinement)

(ii) in pores or tubes with nanometric diameters (2-dimensional confinement)

(iii) as micelles embedded in matrices (3-dimensional) or as nanodroplets.

The dynamics under such conditions have been a much discussed and central topic in the focus of intense worldwide research activities within the last two decades. The present book discusses how the resulting molecular mobility is influenced by the subtle counterbalance between surface effects (typically slowing down molecular dynamics through attractive guest/host interactions) and confinement effects (typically increasing the mobility). It also explains how these influences can be modified and tuned, e.g. through appropriate surface coatings, film thicknesses or pore diameters. "Dynamics in Confinement" sums up the present state-of-the-art and introduces to the analytical methods of choice for the study of dynamics in nanometer-scale confinement.


1–, 2– and 3-dimensional Confinement Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy Dynamic Glass Transition Geometrical Confinement Guest/host Interactions Micelles and Nanodroplets Molecular dynamics Multi-layered Thin Polymer Films Nanometer Thin Layers Nanopores Polymers in Confinement Surface and Confinement Effects

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Kremer
    • 1
  1. 1.Group of Molecular PhysicsUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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