Composite Membranes: The Permeation of Gases through Deposited Monolayers

Science  09 Feb 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3815, pp. 636-637
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3815.636


We have measured permeabilities of deposited monolayers of stearic acid varying in thickness from 8 to 48 deposited layers. These results are compared with permeabilities of polymeric films and insoluble monolayers. The technique may have applicability in the fabrication of synthetic membranes.