TY - CHAP A1 - Paola Rivolo A2 - Micaela Castellino A3 - Francesca Frascella A4 - Serena Ricciardi ED1 - Pietro Mandracci Y1 - 2016-06-29 PY - 2016 T1 - Ultra-Thin Plasma-Polymerized Functional Coatings for Biosensing: Polyacrylic Acid, Polystyrene and Their Co-Polymer N2 - The structural properties of materials play a fundamental role in the determination of their suitability for a specific application. This book is intended as a contribution to the efforts to increase the knowledge of the influence exerted on the properties of materials by their crystalline or amorphous structure. To this aim, some of the materials that are most promising for their use in different technological fields have been studied, namely graphene, titanium oxide, several types of functional metal oxides, porphyrinic crystalline solids, plasma deposited polymers, amorphous silicon, as well as hydrogenated amorphous carbon. These materials have been presented by the authors for their use in different applications, including microelectronics, photonics, and biomedicine. BT - Crystalline and Non-crystalline Solids SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/62899 DO - 10.5772/62899 SN - 978-953-51-2446-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-21 ER -