KSV NIMA Langmuir-Blodgett Deposition Troughs (LB Troughs) have the same capabilities as KSV NIMA Langmuir Troughs as they also enable Langmuir film fabrication and study. As an additional capability, the thin film formed can now be coated on a solid substrate to create a coating of highly organized particles.
An LB trough is equipped with a dipping well and a dipping mechanism that are used for transferring the film with the desired packing density. Typical deposited films include nano-particles, graphene, lipids, polymers, microparticles and various functional organics. The coating can be made vertically (Langmuir-Blodgett) or horizontally (Langmuir-Schaeffer) depending on the configuration.
Nanoscale films of custom thickness can be built up by repeating the deposition.
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KSV NIMA troughs enable precise control over packing density, supporting consistent deposition of coatings onto solid substrates with either a monolayer or multilayer
Specialized troughs are available with advanced functionalities, including the Roll-to-Roll trough for high throughput and the Alternate trough which enables use of two monolayers simultaneously
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Product Configurations & Modules
KSV NIMA offers a wide selection of L&LB Troughs with various sizes and functionalities. Our L&LB systems are fully modular, and one frame can be used for different sizes and types of trough tops.
Langmuir-Blodgett Lite Trough
The premium quality of Langmuir-Blodgett Trough in value form. Entry level model for constrained budgets with the flexiblity to upgrade as needed with all the other KSV NIMA benefits!
Langmuir-Blodgett Ribbon Barrier Trough
The Langmuir Ribbion Barrier Trough enables the study of floating monolayers at high packing densities (e.g. > 70 mN/m for DPPC) by monolayer confinement. The PTFE-coated glass ribbon prevents any leakages that could occur at high pressures.
Roll-to-Roll Langmuir Blodgett Trough
Quickly and precisely coat large areas of flexible substrates with the KSV NIMA Roll-to-Roll LB trough system, designed for high throughput. In the Roll-to-Roll LB process, a flexible substrate is fed continuously fed into the trough where it passes through the monolayer of nanoparticles or other material.