mono·​lay·​er | \ ˈmä-nō-ˌlā-ər How to pronounce monolayer (audio) , -ˌler \

Definition of monolayer

: a single continuous layer or film that is one cell, molecule, or atom in thickness

Examples of monolayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The research team tested five materials: graphene, which is a simple hexagonal array format of carbon; molybdenum sulfide in monolayer form, and three MOF membranes. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 13 Dec. 2019 Researchers have since made monolayers of metals, semimetals, insulators and more, but magnetism was the final holdout. Sylvia Morrow, Discover Magazine, 1 Feb. 2018 In June, Xiaodong Xu of the University of Washington published results of the first isolated monolayer magnet in Nature. Sylvia Morrow, Discover Magazine, 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of monolayer

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monolayer was in 1924

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“Monolayer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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mono·​lay·​er | \ ˈmän-ō-ˌlā-ər, -ˌle(-ə)r How to pronounce monolayer (audio) \

Medical Definition of monolayer

: a single continuous layer or film that is one cell or molecule in thickness

Other Words from monolayer

monolayering \ -​iŋ How to pronounce monolayer (audio) \ noun


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