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Stilling Waves with Ordered Molecular Monolayers  Ed Vitz
The amazing ability of a film of oil one molecule thick to dissipate the relatively large energy of water waves can be readily demonstrated, but an explanation of the effect has been elusive until recently.
Vitz, Ed. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1064.
Lipids |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Surface Science |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Fatty Acids
A Lab Experience To Illustrate the Physicochemical Principles of Detergency  J. A. Poce-Fatou, M. Bethencourt-Núñez, C. Moreno, F. J. Moreno-Dorado, and J. J. Pinto-Ganfornina
This article presents a lab to study the role of a surfactant and builder in laundry detergent efficiency as determined through measurements of the diffuse reflectances of polyester samples impregnated with linseed oil.
Poce-Fatou, J. A.; Bethencourt-Núñez, M.; Moreno, C.; Moreno-Dorado, F. J.; Pinto-Ganfornina, J. J. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 266.
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Micelles |
Surface Science |
Thermodynamics
Colorful Lather Printing  Susan A. S. Hershberger, Matt Nance, Arlyne M. Sarquis, and Lynn M. Hogue
Students explore the chemistry of polar and nonpolar substances and surfactants while marbling paper with shaving cream and food coloring.
Hershberger, Susan A. S.; Nance, Matt; Sarquis, Arlyne M.; Hogue, Lynn M. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 608A.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Physical Properties |
Surface Science |
Water / Water Chemistry
Dancing Crystals: A Dramatic Illustration of Intermolecular Forces  Donald W. Mundell
Crystals of naphthalene form on the surface of an acetone solution and dance about in an animated fashion illustrating surface tension, crystallization, and intermolecular forces. Additional experiments reveal the properties of the solution and previous demonstrations of surface motion are explored.
Mundell, Donald W. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1773.
Aromatic Compounds |
Liquids |
Molecular Mechanics / Dynamics |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Physical Properties |
Surface Science |
Noncovalent Interactions
Mercury Beating Heart: Modifications to the Classical Demonstration  Metodija Najdoski, Valentin Mirceski, Vladimir M. Petruševski, and Sani Demiri
The classic mercury beating heart demonstration is modified with various electrolytes.
Najdoski, Metodija; Mirceski, Valentin; Petruševski, Vladimir M.; Demiri, Sani. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1292.
Electrochemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Surface Science
Building a Low-Cost, Six-Electrode Instrument To Measure Electrical Properties of Self-Assembled Monolayers of Gold Nanoparticles  Ralph W. Gerber and Maria Oliver-Hoyo
The multimeter testing apparatus described is an inexpensive and easy to construct analog¬Ědigital meter that can be used for quantitative measurements of self-assembled gold monolayers.
Gerber, Ralph W.; Oliver-Hoyo, Maria. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1177.
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Nanotechnology |
Surface Science |
Electrochemistry
From the Research Bench to the Teaching Laboratory: Gold Nanoparticle Layering  Maria Oliver-Hoyo and Ralph W. Gerber
The procedures presented here involve the synthesis of gold colloidal suspensions, attachment of a functional group to glass with subsequent creation of self-assembled monolayers through deposition of gold nanoparticles, and measurements of wavelengths, absorbance, and conductivity.
Oliver-Hoyo, Maria; Gerber, Ralph W. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1174.
Nanotechnology |
Surface Science |
Synthesis |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
Some Observations of Ben Franklin Related to the Stilling of Waves by Oil  Marcos Gugliotti
A careful analysis of Benjamin Franklin's study of the calming effect of oil on water can lead to discussions on different topics in chemistry, and may be an interesting approach to introducing several chemical concepts.
Gugliotti, Marcos. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 941.
Surface Science
Chemical Nanotechnology: A Liberal Arts Approach to a Basic Course in Emerging Interdisciplinary Science and Technology  Lon A. Porter, Jr.
This course focuses on the basic science behind the major research initiatives in nanotechnology, while revisiting the origins of the field and spotlighting current advances. Students are also challenged to consider the political, economical, environmental, and ethical concerns relating to nanotechnology and its potential impact on modern society.
Porter, Lon A., Jr. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 259.
Applications of Chemistry |
Materials Science |
Nanotechnology |
Nonmajor Courses |
Surface Science
Plasmons: Why Should We Care?  D. J. Campbell and Younan Xia
Reviews the techniques of surface plasmon resonance, optical sensing methods, and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.
Campbell, D. J.; Xia, Younan. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 91.
Nanotechnology |
Raman Spectroscopy |
Surface Science
Classroom Scale Demonstrations Using Flash Ignition of Carbon Nanotubes  Dean J. Campbell, Kylee E. Korte, Jesse T. McCann, and Younan Xia
Flash-initiated combustion of carbon nanotubes can be demonstrated in a large setting using a variety of demonstrations. These demonstrations can also be used to illustrate the importance of surface area in chemical reactions.
Campbell, Dean J.; Korte, Kylee E.; McCann, Jesse T.; Xia, Younan. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1511.
Kinetics |
Nanotechnology |
Surface Science
Chemical Characterization of Activated Carbon Fibers and Activated Carbons  J. M. Valente Nabais and P. J. M. Carrott
The main objective of this laboratory is the chemical characterization of carbon materials, mainly activated carbons and activated carbon fibers, using several methods to obtain the information without using expensive instruments.
Valente Nabais, J. M.; Carrott, P. J. M. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 436.
Acids / Bases |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Materials Science |
Surface Science |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis
Sedimentation Time Measurements of Soil Particles by Light Scattering and Determination of Chromium, Lead, and Iron in Soil Samples via ICP  Patricia Metthe Todebush and Franz M. Geiger
In this two-part general chemistry laboratory activity, students study soil samples from home and from campus. In part one, the samples are placed in water and the suspended colloid fraction is separated using filtration, followed by a determination of colloid sedimentation rates via light scattering. In part two, the solid phase of the soil samples is dissolved in acid and analyzed for chromium, lead, and iron using an inductively coupled plasma spectrometer. The experiment can be expanded to include arsenic. Through these experiments students can draw conclusions about the physical and chemical behavior of solid components in soil, paying particular attention to their propensity for transporting and chemically transforming pollutants in the environment.
Todebush, Patricia Metthe; Geiger, Franz M. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1542.
Colloids |
Geochemistry |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Solids |
Surface Science |
Metals
Physical Chemistry at the Nanometer Scale  K. W. Hipps
An overview is provided of the Petroleum Research Fund sponsored summer school, "Physical Chemistry at the Nanometer Scale." Several articles resulting from the school (and printed in this issue) are introduced and placed in perspective from the standpoint of how they might be used in the undergraduate curriculum.
Hipps, K. W. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 693.
Materials Science |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Nanotechnology |
Surface Science
Surface Tension Gradients Induced by Temperature: The Thermal Marangoni Effect  Marcos Gugliotti, Mauricio S. Baptista, and Mario J. Politi
This article presents a simple experiment to demonstrate the motion of liquids induced by surface tension gradients generated by local heating.
Gugliotti, Marcos; Baptista, Mauricio S.; Politi, Mario J. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 824.
Liquids |
Surface Science |
Lasers
A Simple Flotation De-Inking Experiment for the Recycling of Paper  Richard A. Venditti
This short article describes a simple, inexpensive method to execute in the laboratory a batch type flotation de-inking process on wastepaper.
Venditti, Richard A. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 693.
Separation Science |
Surface Science |
Industrial Chemistry
"We Actually Saw Atoms with Our Own Eyes". Conceptions and Convictions in Using the Scanning Tunneling Microscope in Junior High School  Hannah Margel, Bat-Sheva Eylon, and Zahava Scherz
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the feasibility and potential contribution of using the STM as a learning tool in junior high school (JHS) to support instruction about the particulate nature of matter.
Margel, Hannah; Eylon, Bat-Sheva; Scherz, Zahava. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 558.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Kinetic-Molecular Theory |
Nanotechnology |
Surface Science |
Learning Theories |
Student-Centered Learning |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Tears of Wine  Marcos Gugliotti
The motion of wine drops observed on the internal walls of a glass, usually called "tears of wine", is perhaps the oldest known example of surface tension driven flows.
Gugliotti, Marcos. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 67.
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Surface Science
Cohesive and Adhesive Forces versus Surface Tension Gradients—Revisited  Todd P. Silverstein
Clarification of statements made in original article.
Silverstein, Todd P. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 35.
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Surface Science
Incorporating Scanning Probe Microscopy into the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum  David W. Lehmpuhl
Project at Colorado State University - Pueblo, to incorporate scanning probe microscopy into the undergraduate curriculum through demonstrations, a hands-on instrumental analysis experiment, and undergraduate research projects.
Lehmpuhl, David W. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 478.
Instrumental Methods |
Nanotechnology |
Surface Science |
Undergraduate Research
News from Online: Cleaning Up–Soap, Detergent, and More  Carolyn Sweeney Judd
Large sampling of Web sites related to shampoos, laundry detergents, soap additives, and cleaning stains.
Judd, Carolyn Sweeney. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 1179.
Consumer Chemistry |
Surface Science |
Applications of Chemistry
Are Surfactant Molecules Really Oriented in the Interface?  Nasimul Gani and Jasmina Khanam
Helps students to visualize what happens on the submicroscopic level when a bubble is formed from an aqueous solution of surfactants and what basic spatial condition must be fulfilled for a reaction to have occurred.
Gani, Nasimul; Khanam, Jasmina. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 332.
Consumer Chemistry |
Surface Science |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
Spontaneous Assembly of Soda Straws  D. J. Campbell, E. R. Freidinger, J. M. Hastings, and M. K. Querns
Demonstrating spontaneous assembly using soda straws.
Campbell, D. J.; Freidinger, E. R.; Hastings, J. M.; Querns, M. K. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 201.
Materials Science |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Nanotechnology |
Surface Science |
Thermodynamics
The Physics Teacher: The Overlap of Chemistry and Physics  Roy W. Clark
Chemistry relevant articles appearing in The Physics Teacher.
Clark, Roy W. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 154.
IR Spectroscopy |
Surface Science
An Introduction to the Scientific Process: Preparation of Poly(vinyl acetate) Glue  Robert G. Gilbert, Christopher M. Fellows, James McDonald, and Stuart W. Prescott
Exercise to give students experience in scientific processes while introducing them to synthetic polymer colloids.
Gilbert, Robert G.; Fellows, Christopher M.; McDonald, James; Prescott, Stuart W. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1370.
Industrial Chemistry |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Surface Science |
Polymerization |
Applications of Chemistry |
Colloids
Stories to Make Thermodynamics and Related Subjects More Palatable  Lawrence S. Bartell
Collection of anecdotes regarding the history and human side of chemistry.
Bartell, Lawrence S. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1059.
Surface Science |
Thermodynamics |
Kinetic-Molecular Theory |
Applications of Chemistry
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble   JCE Editorial Staff
In this activity, students first create a standard solution by mixing water with liquid dishwashing detergent. They then add glycerin, rubbing alcohol, and one or more additional substances to samples of the detergent solution. The solutions are compared to see which produces the longest-lasting bubbles.
JCE Editorial Staff, . J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 40A.
Noncovalent Interactions |
Surface Science
Demonstration of Surface Tension  Andrew J. Rosenthal
Even though surface tension is a tensor with a relatively small magnitude, when it acts on particles with a small radius, the overall force produced is substantial. Surface tension is responsible for the destabilization of many colloidal systems. This short paper describes a simple demonstration that illustrates the phenomenon.
Rosenthal, Andrew J. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 332.
Colloids |
Food Science |
Industrial Chemistry |
Surface Science
Enchanted Glass  Sándor Szabó L., Károly Mazák, Dezsö Knausz, and Márta Rózsahegyi
These experiments present the "hydrophobizing" and organophilic properties of silicones. The method is to make hydrophobic the polar, hydrophilic surface of glass by silylating the surface of various glass objects with trimethylsilyl N,N-dimethylcarbamate; the process of activating and silylating glass beads, capillaries, beakers, and glass sheets is described.
Szabó L., Sándor; Mazák, Károly; Knausz, Dezsö; Rózsahegyi, Márta. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 329.
Noncovalent Interactions |
Organometallics |
Surface Science |
Descriptive Chemistry
Turbulent Motion in Ethyl Acetate-Water System  Jamil Ahmad
4 mL of ethyl acetate is added to 10 mL of water in a Petri dish. Within a minute or so, an image of turbulent motion appears on the screen, at first at a few centers that eventually organize themselves in a line. The image of the line of turbulence is quite striking and resembles a moving front of dancing flames.
Ahmad, Jamil. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 1182.
Liquids |
Solutions / Solvents |
Surface Science
On the Surface: Mini-Activities Exploring Surface Phenomena  
Activities listed can be used to introduce surface tension and surface area when discussing liquids and gases.
J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 176A.
Surface Science |
Liquids |
Gases |
Kinetics
Chemical Etching of Group III - V Semiconductors  Najah J. Kadhim, Stuart H. Laurie, and D. Mukherjee
This article reviews the chemical etchants used for the treatment of GaAs and others III - V. Semiconductors, the factors involved in their mechanism and the many potential pitfalls, arwillan defects associated with them.
Kadhim, Najah J.; Laurie, Stuart H.; Mukherjee, D. J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 840.
Materials Science |
Surface Science |
Physical Properties
Flying over Atoms CD-ROM: Abstract of Special Issue 19  John R. Markham
The 'Flying Over Atoms' software is a tool for teaching about atoms and solid surfaces in an introductory chemistry course.
Markham, John R. J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 247.
Solid State Chemistry |
Surface Science
The Membrane Analogy for Surface Tension in Liquids  Francisco J. Arnaíz
Students frequently have trouble envisioning the surface of a liquid to be like a thin membrane. To reinforce the membrane analogy for surface tension two simple experiments, easily performed with kitchen products, are suggested.
Arnaiz, Francisco J. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 1358.
Lipids |
Surface Science
Getting Close with the Instructional Scanning Tunneling Microscope  Carl Steven Rapp
This state-of-the-art instrumentation is making it possible for students to actually view atoms in their own classroom. What is truly amazing, however, is that the ISTM can be set up and atomic resolution images obtained in about an hour.
Rapp, Carl Steven. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 1087.
Instrumental Methods |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Nanotechnology |
Surface Science |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Laboratory Computing / Interfacing
A Refrigerator Magnet Analog of Scanning-Probe Microscopy  Julie K. Lorenz, Joel A. Olson, Dean J. Campbell, George C. Lisensky, and Arthur B. Ellis
The magnetic interactions between a flexible-sheet refrigerator magnet and a probe tip cut from the same magnet is used as a macroscopic analog of scanning probe microscopies.
Lorenz, Julie K.; Olson, Joel A.; Campbell, Dean J.; Lisensky, George C.; Ellis, Arthur B. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 1032A.
Surface Science |
Materials Science |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Nanotechnology |
Magnetic Properties
On-Line Surfactant Monitoring by Foam Generation  Patrick D. Soran, Everett E. Neal, Barbara Smith, and Ken I. Mullen
The device continuously monitors the concentration of surfactants on-line, in real time, and is particularly suited for process monitoring or process control.
Soran, Patrick D.; Neal, Everett E.; Smith, Barbara; Mullen, Ken I. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 819.
Metals |
Surface Science |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Surface Analysis by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy  Louis A. Coury, Jr, Mario Johnson, and Tammy J. Murphy
Project that involves using a scanning tunneling microscope to examine electrode surfaces before and after modification.
Coury, Jr., Louis A.; Johnson, Mario; Murphy, Tammy J. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 1088.
Surface Science |
Solid State Chemistry |
Nanotechnology
Using Silica Gel Beads to Dispense Indicators and Reagents  Akiko Furuhashi, Kunihiko Endo, and Akira Yamasaki
Using silica gel beads to dispense indicators and reagents.
Furuhashi, Akiko; Endo, Kunihiko; Yamasaki, Akira. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 832.
Surface Science |
Laboratory Management |
Dyes / Pigments
Pictorial analogies IX: Liquids and their properties   Fortman, John J.
Liquids on the molecular level, surface tension, and vapor pressure are explained through visual analogies of a class reunion and movie patrons.
Fortman, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 881.
Liquids |
Gases |
Surface Science
Interfacial polymerizations: Microscale polymer laboratory experiments for undergraduate students.  Lewis, Ronald G.; Choquette, Michael; Darden, Edward H.; Gilbert, Mark P.; Martinez, Douglas; Myhaver, Cindy; Schlichter, Karen; Woudenberg, Richard; Zawistowski, Keith.
Experimental procedure for vinyl polymerizations modified to fit a microscale format.
Lewis, Ronald G.; Choquette, Michael; Darden, Edward H.; Gilbert, Mark P.; Martinez, Douglas; Myhaver, Cindy; Schlichter, Karen; Woudenberg, Richard; Zawistowski, Keith. J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, A215.
Polymerization |
Microscale Lab |
Surface Science
Capillary radius and surface tensions: Using calculations based on Tate's law.  Worley, John D.
An experiment that can be carried out without the use of a tensiometer or any other complex or expensive apparatus except for a balance.
Worley, John D. J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 678.
Water / Water Chemistry |
Surface Science
A sensual separation science experiment: Solvent extraction and chromatographic separation of menthol utilizing various consumer products  Furton, Kenneth G.; Perez, Maria I.
Evaluation of the utility of all the commercially available laundry detergents as general purpose column packing for chromatography.
Furton, Kenneth G.; Perez, Maria I. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 946.
Consumer Chemistry |
Gas Chromatography |
Separation Science |
Surface Science
Demonstrations of interfacial phenomena   Prall, Bruce R.
Overhead projector demonstrations that illustrate the interfacial interactions of the following systems: 1) water and carbon tetrachloride, 2) copper wire and water, 3) 1-Octanol and water.
Prall, Bruce R. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 592.
Surface Science |
Liquids |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Solutions / Solvents
Diffraction of a laser light by a memory chip   Klier, Kamil; Taylor, J. Ashley
A way of demonstrating the relationship between structure and diffraction.
Klier, Kamil; Taylor, J. Ashley J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 155.
X-ray Crystallography |
Solids |
Solid State Chemistry |
Surface Science |
Materials Science
Soap bubbles and precipitate membranes: Two historical semipermeability experiments adapted for teaching purposes  Nicolini, Nicoletta; Pentella, Antonio
These demonstrations are based on the historical experiments that established our understanding of semipermeability and osmosis.
Nicolini, Nicoletta; Pentella, Antonio J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 614.
Gases |
Surface Science |
Transport Properties |
Electrochemistry
Interfacial phenomena   Anwander, Alberto E.; Grant, Richard P. J. S.; Letcher, Trevor M.
The interfaces between liquids, and liquids and gases, have a number of possible permutations that lead to exotic phenomenon such as antibubbles, floating drops, boules, polyaphrons, and hanging air bubbles. The authors give directions for demonstrating these in the classroom or lab.
Anwander, Alberto E.; Grant, Richard P. J. S.; Letcher, Trevor M. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 608.
Surface Science |
Liquids |
Gases |
Physical Properties |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams
The determination of anionic surfactants in natural and waste waters  Crisp, P. T.; Eckert, J. M.; Gibson, N. A.
The experiment described in this paper is suitable for the measurement of subpart per million concentrations of anionic surfactants in natural waters and industrial effluents.
Crisp, P. T.; Eckert, J. M.; Gibson, N. A. J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 236.
Industrial Chemistry |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Surface Science
A new look at surface films  Hanson, Allen L.
Improvements to the monolayer film experiment commonly used to determine the size of a molecule.
Hanson, Allen L. J. Chem. Educ. 1982, 59, 379.
Surface Science |
Molecular Properties / Structure
A discovery experiment. CO2 soap bubble dynamics  Millikan, Roger C.
Students often make a choice of major based upon the view of a subject that they derive from the beginning course. Rare are the chemistry courses that provide the excitement and chance for discovery, while providing a basic understanding of chemistry. This article describes an experiment that does provide such an opportunity.
Millikan, Roger C. J. Chem. Educ. 1978, 55, 807.
Gases |
Physical Properties |
Surface Science
Household soaps and detergents  J. Chem. Educ. Staff
What is a detergent? Cationics, anionics, and nonionics; how detergents work; soaps and detergents; what is in a package of detergent?
J. Chem. Educ. Staff J. Chem. Educ. 1978, 55, 596.
Surface Science |
Applications of Chemistry
Bubble pressure and volume. A demonstration experiment  Christian, Sherril D.; Enwall, Eric
An interesting phenomenon which illustrates several important principles, is the dependence of the size of a soap bubble on pressure. The subject is introduced to the class by the black box experiment presented in this article.
Christian, Sherril D.; Enwall, Eric J. Chem. Educ. 1978, 55, 536.
Gases |
Surface Science
Analysis of phosphate in detergents  Kriz, George S., Jr.; Kriz, Kay Dian
The experiment described here is a response to the need mentioned above and is specifically concerned with water pollution caused by phosphate detergents. It is ideal for today's students who concerned about the environment.
Kriz, George S., Jr.; Kriz, Kay Dian J. Chem. Educ. 1971, 48, 551.
Surface Science |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
Film casting on water  Smolin, Michael F.; Smolin, E. M.
The solution casting of films of common plastics on water can provide a simple, rapid method for a classroom demonstration of the formation of transparent films.
Smolin, Michael F.; Smolin, E. M. J. Chem. Educ. 1966, 43, 560.
Surface Science
Long-lived soap bubbles: The use of sodium 9,10-dibromostearate solutions  Kuehner, A. L.
In this paper a soap is described from which can be made bubbles and films far more persistent than those from ordinary soaps.
Kuehner, A. L. J. Chem. Educ. 1958, 35, 337.
Surface Science |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
A method for determining the thickness of silver deposited on glass  Nelson, Lloyd S.
Offers a relatively simple means of determining the thickness of silver deposited on glass using a small crystal of iodine to convert some of the silver into silver iodide.
Nelson, Lloyd S. J. Chem. Educ. 1951, 28, 103.
Surface Science