A series of illustrations accompanying an in-depth review article published in Science, examining the interdisciplinary environment that has produced novel layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly technology. The 5 main LBL assembly approaches are discussed as it applies to producing different resulting material properties. The authors also focus on future scalability and harnessing the strengths of different types of LBL assembly for use in advancing scientific research and practical use in biomedicine, optics, membranes, among other various applications.
Frank Caruso, PhD, et al. / University of Melbourne