, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 53–62 | Cite as

Self assembled monolayers

  • T. Pradeep
General Article


In recent years, a number of systems have been shown to spontaneously assemble on appropriate solid surfaces to form films with thicknesses of molecular dimensions. The special techniques needed to prepare, characterise and study such monolayers are described. The potential applications of these systems as catalysts, sensors, electrooptic and other materials are summarized.


Metal Cluster Helium Atom Alkane Thiol Molecular Film Monomolecular Film 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Pradeep
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation CentreIndian Institute of TechnologyChennaiIndia

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