Anne L. Plant, Christopher S. Chen, Jay T. Groves, and Atul N. Parikh, Langmuir 19, Editorial, 1449 (2003)
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This special issue, The Biomolecular Interface, addresses an area of study that defines the field of biological surface science. This field, which has evolved naturally from the study of soft organic matter and the chemistry and physics of self-assembly, represents a fusion of two disciplines, materials science and biological science. Each of these highly multidisciplinary fields is experiencing explosive intellectual and technological progress. The tools for study of this new field include surface science techniques such as scanned probe microscopies and molecular biology strategies such as genetic engineering.