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Essential Structural Discontinuities in Certain Adsorbed Films



IN connexion with some recent experimental work, it has been necessary to consider in detail the process of building up an adsorbed film which is formed by the adsorption on neighbouring solid atoms of the two atoms of a diatomic gas molecule, and in which the adsorbed atoms are immobile and stable. Such a film is necessarily imperfect and incomplete, having gaps or holes in it.

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