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Chemistry and Biochemistry
Carboxylate self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of various chain lengths, COOH(CH2)nCH3 (n=9, 11, 15), were characterized on a polished zinc selenide (ZnSe) substrate using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). From the XPS atomic percentages of zinc and carbon, the film thickness of each monolayer was estimated to be 16.29 Å, 19.55 Å, and 26.07Å.
Mellott, Emily J. and Noble, Alison R., "Carboxylate Self-Assembled Monolayers on Polished Zinc Selenide" (2014). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 206.