Characterization of order in langmuir-blodgett monolayers by unenhanced Raman spectroscopy

S. B. Dierker, C. A. Murray, J. D. Legrange, N. E. Schlotter

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Multichannel Raman spectroscopy utilizing a CCD detector is shown to be a sensitive technique for obtaining unenhanced Raman spectra of monolayer Langmuir-Blodgett films. Spectra of the C-H stretching region of cadmium stearate films with thicknesses from 1 to 27 layers reveal significant disruption of lateral packing and conformational disorder in the first few layers. Pretransitional disordering of the hydrocarbon tails is observed upon heating near to but below the melting point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 26 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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