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monolayer

Also contains definition of: floating monolayer

A single, closely packed layer of atoms or molecules. The term floating monolayer is used for certain spread monolayers or films which are in the condensed — often solid — state. The term Langmuir monolayer has recently been coined for spread monolayers. This usage is not recommended.
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1667 (Thin films including layers: terminology in relation to their preparation and characterization (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1672
See also:
Orange Book, p. 251
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.M04015.
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