Studies of monolayers using synchrotron X-ray diffraction

Pulak Dutta*

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Diffraction of synchrotron X-rays is a powerful tool for studies of monolayers. In recent years, the emphasis of such studies has moved from physisorbed monolayers of rare gases or small molecules, to more extended molecules physisorbed or chemisorbed on liquid and solid surfaces. Diffraction studies of self-assembled and Langmuir films, successfully performed only during the past ten years, have dramatically increased our understanding of these scientifically and technologically important monolayer systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-562
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1997


  • SA self-assembled

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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