bilayer

noun

bi·​lay·​er ˈbī-ˌlā-ər How to pronounce bilayer (audio)
-ˌler
: a film or membrane with two molecular layers
a bilayer of phospholipid molecules
bilayer adjective

Examples of bilayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In bilayer graphene, two sheets of carbon atoms stack on top of each other, creating a unique platform with tunable band gaps through the application of an electric field perpendicular to the layers. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Jan. 2024 Many different materials display this strange metallic behavior, such as cuprates, organic molecular crystals, heavy fermion metals, and twisted bilayer graphene, among others. IEEE Spectrum, 4 Jan. 2024 Twisted bilayer graphene has the former. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 16 Mar. 2021 The blockbuster discovery last year of superconductivity in a material called twisted bilayer graphene caught theorists off guard. Quanta Magazine, 28 May 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bilayer was in 1962

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“Bilayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bilayer. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

bilayer

noun
bi·​lay·​er ˈbī-ˌlā-ər, -ˌle(-ə)r How to pronounce bilayer (audio)
: a film or membrane with two molecular layers
a bilayer of phospholipid molecules
bilayer adjective
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