monolayer


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monolayer

 [mon″o-la´er]
pertaining to or consisting of a single layer of molecules.

monolayer

(mŏn′ō-lā′ər)
n.
1. A film or layer of a compound one molecule thick.
2. A layer of cells one cell thick, grown in a culture.

monolayer

[-lā′ər]
pertaining to or consisting of a single layer of molecules.

monolayer

A sheet of cells only on cell thick.

monolayer

see MONOMOLECULAR FILM.

monolayer

pertaining to or consisting of a single layer of molecules or cells, as in a monolayer cell culture, as used for the isolation and assay of viruses.
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In addition to increasing the HUVEC monolayer permeability, the purified SEPEC cytotoxic factor facilitated the translocation of bacteria across the monolayer (transcytosis).
Once scientists better understand monolayers of different materials, they could begin putting them together and engineer mixed materials with completely new optical, mechanical, electronic and chemical properties.
2 revealed that compared with the control experiment (without monolayer covering), all the monolayers could reduce water evaporation and the hydrophobic structure had great influence on monolayer performance.
One of the important characteristics of the trough system is that two barriers confining a monolayer at the interface are driven symmetrically during the compression of the monolayer.
To generate the fluorescent particles for the monolayer deposit, the highly-concentrated aqueous solution was first diluted with commercially available, 91% isopropyl alcohol; a volatile chemical that easily evaporates, permitting the particles to dry quickly, and does not degrade the particles.
Thanks to its monolayer construction, Amcor believes that the Xamos[TM], bottles are cost-competitive compared to alternative forms of UHT milk packaging including the traditional carton and other bottle formats in PET and HDPE, which have to be multilayer to achieve the required product protection.
The research will assess the performance of a number of different monolayer products, including two prominent brands, the cetyl alcohol/lime-based Water$avr and a new silicone-based product called Aquatain (see page 5).
The first monolayers that adsorb will have the highest sticking coefficient, but it will depend upon the cleanliness of the surface since many processes don't require a total removal of all of the water molecules adsorbed on the surface.
This novel approach generates a monolayer film of protein molecules on a variable thickness layer of rapidly moving clean water.
including a new monolayer machine for color matching in Arizona.