Thermal stability of Langmuir‐Blodgett and self‐assembled films: A possible scenario for order–disorder transitions

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Review: The effective design of stable, ordered organic superlattices is assisted by a thorough understanding of enthalpy and entropy contributions and molecular interactions in two dimensions. Important information in this respect can be obtained by studying the thermal stability of monolayers of long‐chain organic amphiphiles. Work on both LB and SA films is reviewed and a possible explanation for thermally‐induced structural events (e.g. order–disorder transitions, see figure) in molecular assemblies discussed. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-303
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1991



  • Disorder Mechanisms
  • FTIR
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Organic Monolayers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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