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Stimuli-Responsive Interfaces

Fabrication and Application

  • Takeshi Kawai
  • Mineo Hashizume

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Takeshi Kawai, Mineo Hashizume
    Pages 1-3
  3. Yutaka Takahashi, Yukishige Kondo
    Pages 5-17
  4. Hideki Sakai, Koji Tsuchiya, Kenichi Sakai
    Pages 19-36
  5. Lok Kumar Shrestha, Katsuhiko Ariga
    Pages 37-61
  6. Rekha Goswami Shrestha, Kenji Aramaki
    Pages 63-83
  7. Sachil Sharma, Yoshiki Niihori, Wataru Kurashige, Yuichi Negishi
    Pages 109-125
  8. Hideyuki Mitomo, Kenichi Niikura, Kuniharu Ijiro
    Pages 127-145
  9. Shin-ichi Yusa
    Pages 187-208
  10. Hidenori Otsuka, Daisuke Matsukuma
    Pages 229-253
  11. Taka-Aki Asoh, Masatoshi Kato, Yasuyuki Tsuboi, Akihiko Kikuchi
    Pages 255-267

About this book


This book introduces recent progress in stimuli-responsive interfaces constructed on colloidal materials such as micelles and vesicles and on solid material surfaces. There is discussion of the effect of stimuli such as light, heat, pH, and electric field on changes in the morphology of the molecules at the interfaces and that of colloidal materials. The changes in the properties, such as gelation ability, dispersibility, and emulsification ability, of the resultant bulk materials containing these colloidal materials or those of the solid material are also covered. In addition, design criteria for high sensitivity, quick responsiveness, and high reversibility are presented. In each author’s original system, the correlations between molecular-level responses and bulk functional responses are described as well. This book serves as an excellent guide to designing and fabricating novel, functional, eco-friendly stimuli-responsive interfaces and related materials.


Colloid and surface chemistry Polymer surfaces Reversible function control Stimuli-responsive interface Surfactants

Editors and affiliations

  • Takeshi Kawai
    • 1
  • Mineo Hashizume
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan

About the editors

Takeshi KAWAI, Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Shinjuku-ku, Japan
Mineo HASHIZUME, Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Shinjuku-ku, Japan

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