- KSV NIMA Langmuir-Blodgett trough is a strong tool used for the fabrication and characterization of single molecule thick films, including self-assembled monolayers (SAM), and offer the precision control over the lateral packing density of molecules. Nanoscale films of custom thickness can be built up by repeating the deposition techniques.
- The Langmuir-Blodgett trough has a sensitive force balance and moveable barriers that can maintain the surface pressure of a monolayer as the substrate is withdrawn from the trough with the monolayer at its surface. The maximum substrate size is 56 mm high, 52 mm wide, and 3 mm thick. The subphase volume in the trough is 176 ml. The force balance can sense a surface tension of up to 150 mN/m with a resolution of 4 μN/m. Substrates can be dipped in either a vertical or horizontal geometry.