Order in Langmuir-Blodgett films of lead and cadmium stearate: An X-ray diffraction study

A. Malik*, M. K. Durbin, A. G. Richter, K. G. Huang, P. Dutta

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Abstract

We have studied monolayer and multilayer Langmuir-Blodgett films of lead stearate and cadmium stearate using grazing incidence X-ray diffraction. We find that although these two types of films have similar in-plane structures, lead stearate forms better ordered films: the correlation length increases with the number of layers in lead stearate but levels off at the three-layer value in cadmium stearate. The lattices of adjacent lead ion layers are correlated, but adjacent cadmium layers are not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume284-285
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 1996

Keywords

  • Cadmium stearate
  • Langmuir-Blodgett films
  • Structural properties
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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