A system of adjacent layers
. The term bilayer
applies to the particular case of a multilayer two monolayers thick. Monolayers and
multilayers may be alternatively named 'films
' provided boundaries can be defined for them.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1667
(Thin films including layers: terminology in relation to their preparation and characterization
(IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 1672
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