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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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.
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.
Mr Erik Schmidt, who is leading the CRC for Irrigation Futures's research on the use of monolayers for dam evaporation mitigation, points out that farm dams can range in size from 0.
The UROtsa cells appear to grow as a monolayer and, even when maintained for 14 days at confluence, show no tendency to multilayer or form foci of multilayered cells (Figure 1C).
Failure to meet these requirements will produce immobilization of an incomplete monolayer and a lack orientation of protein molecules within a monolayer.
Monolayer epoxy would have required a 5 percent factor in this case.
The element-specificity of RIXS will also allow us to determine the microscopic exchange interactions in complex materials with both 3d and 4d valence electrons, and its high sensitivity will enable experiments on operational device structures comprising only a few monolayers.
Electrodes modified with polyaniline and gold nanoparticles were coated by a monolayer of 17-mer thiol-tethered DNA probe and 6-mercapto-1-hexanol (MCH).
Clariant states initial testing in monolayer containers shows that these highly compatible systems allow for higher pigment loadings and lower usage rates, while practically eliminating past challenges related to screw slippage.
When a solution of an amphiphilic alkylammonium salt is spread onto the clay suspension, the negatively charged clay platelets in the suspension are adsorbed onto a floating monolayer of the alkylammonium cation at an air-clay suspension interface.