Location: NMR Lab
Responsible: Maria Helena Godinho

KSV NIMA Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett Deposition Troughs allows the fabrica-tion of insoluble monolayers, at either the gas-liquid or liquid-liquid interface, with con-trolled packing densities (Langmuir films) and the creation and transfer of such well-ordered functional films to solid surfaces (Langmuir-Blodgett films) find use in a myri-ad of nanotechnology applications such as Biomembranes and biomolecular interactions; Cell membrane model (e.g. protein and ion interactions); Conformational changes and reactions; Drug delivery and behavior; Organic and inorganic coatings; Functional coat-ings with optical, electrical and structural properties; Novel coatings of nanotubes, nan-owires, graphene etc.; Surface reactions; Polymerisation; Immunological and enzyme-substrate reactions; Biosensors and surface immobilized catalysts; Surface adsorption and desorption; Surfactants and colloids; Formulation; Colloid stability; Emulsion, dis-persion, foam stability.

-Surface area  98 cm2
-Trough top inner dimensions (L x W x H mm) 195x50x4
-Maximum compression ratio 5.2
-Barrier speed 0.1 - 270 mm/min
-Balance measuring range 0 – 150 mN/m
-Maximum balance load 1 g
-Balance resolution 4 μN/m)
-Langmuir trough top total subphase volume 39 mL
-Langmuir-Blodgett trough top total subphase volume 57 mL
-Dipping well dimensions (L x W x H mm) 20x30x30
-Maximum sample size (T x W x H mm) 3x26x26
-Dipping speed 0.1 – 108 mm/min