Cambridge University Press
This book provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the subject of Langmuir–Blodgett films. Beginning with the application of simple thermodynamics to the common bulk phases of matter, the book outlines the nature of the phases associated with floating monolayer films. The Langmuir–Blodgett deposition process itself is described in some detail and contrasted with other thin film techniques. Monolayer-forming materials and the structural, electrical and optical properties of Langmuir–Blodgett films are discussed separately. Each chapter is comprehensive, easy to understand and generously illustrated.
INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS
Published in 1995, this is one of the first books documenting the field of Molecular Electronics. The book is co-edited with my colleagues Martin Bryce and David Bloor and is based on series of short courses given at the University of Durham, with chapters in the main contributed by the original lecturers. Each chapter is self-contained with fundamental principles, key references and future orientation.
ORGANIC AND MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS: FROM PRINCIPLES TO PRACTICE
This consistent and comprehensive text is unique in providing an informed insight into molecular electronics by contrasting the prospects for molecular scale electronics with the continuing development of the inorganic semiconductor industry. Providing a wealth of information on the subject from background material to possible applications, Molecular Electronics contains all the need to know information in one easily accessible place. Speculation about future developments has also been included to give the whole picture of this increasingly popular and important topic.
Second Edition published in December 2018.
PROFESSOR'S BOOK OF WHIMSY
Michael C Petty
The Professor’s Book of Whimsy is a collection of over 100 anecdotes, jokes and puzzles. The contents epitomise a gentle style of humour. The compilation is a personal collection of material, reflecting the scientific background of the author. Brenda Nash, an acclaimed artist printmaker, illustrates the book.
Published October 2018
ELECTRICAL PROCESSES IN ORGANIC THIN FILM DEVICES:
From Bulk Materials to Nanoscale Architectures
Published February 2022
PROFESSOR'S ADVANCED BOOK OF WHIMSY
Michael C Petty
The Professor’s Advanced Book of Whimsy is a further collection of anecdotes, jokes and puzzles, and a follow up to my previous book. Brenda Nash again illustrates the book.
Published September 2023