Reorganization of Langmuir monolayers on solid surfaces

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Author(s)

  • G. K. Zhavnerko
  • K. A. Zhavnerko
  • V. E. Agabekov
  • M. O. Gallyamov
  • I. V. Yaminsky

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-238
Journal / PublicationColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume198-200
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) monolayers of behenic acid, beeswax and long-chain amphiphilic amides were prepared on graphite and mica surfaces by the horizontal precipitation method. The monolayer films and products of their reorganization were studied with atomic force microscopy. LB films of amphiphilic amides were found to self-organize into superstructures with a hexagonal arrangement of hydrocarbon tails. Repeatedly observed supramolecular formations suggest that reorganization is a common phenomenon in monolayers on substrates. It is suggested that the driving force for the molecular reorganization is the surface tension gradient arising from the change in type of hydrocarbon tails packing. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • AFM, Langmuir monolayers, Method of deposition, Molecular packing, Molecular reorganization

Citation Format(s)

Reorganization of Langmuir monolayers on solid surfaces. / Zhavnerko, G. K.; Zhavnerko, K. A.; Agabekov, V. E. et al.

In: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 198-200, 18.02.2002, p. 231-238.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review