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The Structure and Phases of a Relaxed Langmuir Monolayer of Methyl Eicosanoate as Determined by Grazing Incidence Xray Diffraction and Brewster Angle Microscopy

  • W. J. Foster (a1), M. C. Shih (a1) and P. S. Pershan (a1)

Abstract

The molecular structure and phase diagram of relaxed monolayer films of methyl eicosanoate at the air/water interface were studied using x-ray diffraction and Brewster Angle Microscopy. Six phases have been identified in relaxed films in a temperature range of 5 to 28 degrees Celsius.

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