Langmuir may refer to:

  • Langmuir (crater), an impact crater on the Moon's far side
  • Langmuir (journal), an academic journal on colloids, surfaces and interfaces, published by the American Chemical Society
  • Langmuir (unit), a unit of exposure of an adsorbate/gas to a substrate used in surface science to study adsorption
  • Langmuir Cove, a cove in the north end of Arrowsmith Peninsula, Graham Land, Antarctica


  • Alexander Langmuir (1910–1993), an American epidemiologist
  • Charles Langmuir, a geologist and nephew of Irving Langmuir
  • Gavin I. Langmuir (1924–2005), a Canadian veteran of World War II, an historian of anti-Semitism and a medievalist at Stanford University
  • Irving Langmuir (1881–1957), an American Nobel Prize-winning chemist and physicist known for:
    • Irving Langmuir House
    • Langmuir circulation, a wind-driven ocean circulation
    • Langmuir equation, an equation that relates the coverage or adsorption of molecules on a solid surface to gas pressure or concentration of a medium above the solid surface at a fixed temperature
    • Langmuir probe
    • Langmuir wave, a rapid oscillation of the electron density in conducting media such as plasmas or metals

Other articles related to "langmuir":

Langmuir Circulation
... In physical oceanography, Langmuir circulation consists of a series of shallow, slow, counter-rotating vortices at the ocean's surface ... Irving Langmuir discovered this phenomenon after observing windrows of seaweed in the Sargasso Sea in 1927 ... Langmuir circulations usually circulate water with a depth of no more than 66 feet (20 m), which does not allow upwelling to bring nutrient-rich waters from the pycnocline ...
Langmuir (journal)
... Langmuir is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1985 and is published by the American Chemical Society ... The title honors Irving Langmuir, winner of the 1932 Nobel Prize for Chemistry ...
Langmuir Adsorption Model - Background and Experiments
... In 1916, Irving Langmuir presented his model for the adsorption of species onto simple surfaces ... Langmuir was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1932 for his work concerning surface chemistry ... Langmuir published two papers that proved the assumption that adsorbed films do not exceed one molecule in thickness ...
Langmuir and Its Connection With Townhead of Lambroughton
... The estate of Langmuir (now High Langmuir) used to include Auldtoun (previously Auldtoune), Langsyde, part of Lambroughton and also part of Busbie ...