: 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 WebThe 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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