A single, closely packed layer
of atoms or molecules. The term floating monolayer is used for certain spread monolayers
which are in the condensed — often solid — state. The term Langmuir monolayer
has recently been coined for spread monolayers. This usage is not recommended.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1667
(Thin films including layers: terminology in relation to their preparation and characterization
(IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
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