COLLEGE STATION, September 19 - Spreading a spoonful of oil on a pond of water can create a thin layer called a Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) film as was first shown by Benjamin Franklin. Similar films can be used in sensor devices, electronic switches and non-linear optical materials, but such applications have been limited by the presence of a large amount of defects in the films - until now.
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