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Langmuir–Blodgett film


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A film of molecules on a surface that can contain multiple layers of film. A Langmuir-Blodgett film with multiple layers can be made by dipping a plate into a liquid so that it is covered by a monolayer and then repeating the process. This process, called the Langmuir-Blodgett technique, enables a multilayer to be built up, one monolayer at a time. Langmuir-Blodgett films have many potential practical applications, including insulation for optical and semiconductor devices and selective membranes in biotechnology.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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