Create and define thin films

KSV NIMA Langmuir Blodgett instrumentation enables cutting edge innovation in thin film fabrication and characterization.


KSV NIMA Langmuir Trough

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KSV NIMA Langmuir Troughs are the ultimate tools for effective thin layer coatings and studies.  Used for creating, modifying and studying floating Langmuir films. The systems have been designed to be extremely versatile and robust to ensure high-quality results. Langmuir technology is a unique method for studying biomembranes and the effects to them in real time.

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Standard Langmuir Troughs are available in several sizes, small, medium or large and can be configured depending on the area of research. The smaller trough tops are preferable when using expensive molecules. The bigger systems provide more space for characterization instruments and provide a higher compression ratio.

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KSV NIMA Microscopy Trough

Combines the Langmuir trough with a microscope for additional characterization. This special Langmuir Trough features an upright or inverted microscopy window to study morphology, phase changes and adsorption. The window allows high optical transmission down to a wavelength of 200 nm (suitable for visible light or UV microscopy).

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Langmuir Ribbon Barrier Trough

is ideal for studying lung surfactant (DPPC) and other application where extremely high surface pressures are needed. 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 in high pressures.

KSVNIMA Langmuir Lite Trough

Langmuir Lite Troughs

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!

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Liquid-Liquid Langmuir Troughs

Extends the capability of this instrument to use both liquid-liquid and air-liquid interfaces. The liquid-liquid interface is often used to study emulsion stability, properties of oil and gas, food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical research.


KSV NIMA Syringe

Pump for automated nanoparticle deposition which enables reproducable and accurante slow micropropulsion depostion of particles.

KSV NIMA Subphase Evaporation Compensation Tool

Ideal for long measurements or experiments at elevated temperatures. This tool prevents surface pressure variations and leakages.