Langmuir & Langmuir-Blodgett Troughs


Premium systems to create thin film coatings with controlled packing density.

What you can do

  • Create functional coatings with nanoparticles (altering e.g. wettability, reflectivity, biocompatibility, conductivity, binding properties etc.)

  • Form model cell membranes at air-buffer interfaces and study the effects of toxins or pharmaceuticals on the cell membrane

  • Form thin polymer films for the study of polymer crosslinking, stability, degradation etc.

  • Study the interactions, adsorption, desorption, interfacial stability and structure of amphiphilic molecules

  • Interfacial rheological studies to determine film stability, phase transitions or reaction


Standard Langmuir Troughs are available in multiple sizes—small, medium, or large—and can be tailored to suit specific research needs. Smaller trough tops are preferred for experiments involving expensive molecules, while larger systems offer ample space for additional characterization instruments and provide a higher compression ratio.

KSV NIMA Langmuir-Blodgett Deposition Troughs (LB Troughs) offer the same functionalities as KSV NIMA Langmuir Troughs, allowing for the fabrication and study of Langmuir films. Additionally, LB Troughs enable the coating of these thin films onto solid substrates, resulting in a highly organized particle coating.

Equipped with a dipping well and dipping mechanism, LB Troughs facilitate the transfer of films with the desired packing density. Typical materials for deposition include nanoparticles, graphene, lipids, polymers, microparticles, and various functional organics. The coating process can be performed vertically (Langmuir-Blodgett) or horizontally (Langmuir-Schaeffer), depending on the configuration chosen.

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