Langmuir-Blodgett film


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Langmuir-Blodgett film

[′laŋ‚myu̇r ′bläj·ət ‚film]
(physical chemistry)
A highly ordered monomolecular film that results from compressing a surface layer of amphiphilic molecules into a floating monolayer and transferring it to a substrate by dipping.
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