Microtrough G2

Product Code: 6660

The Microtrough G2 is a medium sized, modern Langmuir trough.

Configure your instrument:

Please choose between the available options below. More information on these accessories can be seen under the related produts -tab.


You can choose troughs for your setup. We recommend selecting at least one trough as troughs are not included in the basic setup.

Liquid/Liquid Troughs

Note: Remember to choose the matching L/L barriers below.


Note: A set of POM barriers are already included in the basic setup.

Dip Coater

Small programmable dipper. Motion range 90 mm.


Open Brochure

The Microtrough G2 is a medium sized, modern Langmuir trough. The current trend in Langmuir research is to combine the technique with other methods. Whether it is deposition on samples, spectroscopic, scattering or imaging techniques, the open architecture of the instrument provides easy access to the subphase surface. The barrier drive motor has been placed below the baseplate, the trough level has been raised with respect to other structures so that laser and x-ray measurements can be done at gracing incidence. The baseplate is built of robust 12.5 mm thick aluminium. It has a standard optical breadboard holes along the edges (25 mm x 25 mm M6) for easy accommodation of auxiliary equipment - from Kibron or other manufacturers.

The water circulation channels for temperature control have been built into the baseplate. This facilitates removing, washing and exchanging the troughs, without the need to disconnect circulation tubing. The thick metal layer between the subphase and temperature channels reduces temperature gradients in the trough - this is a point which is rarely realized in designs were the temperature control channels are directly located below the PTFE bottom of the trough.

Complete package includes the following items:

Product code Description
#6034 Langmuir force balance for surface pressure measurements
#1535 Set of Kibron Wilhelmy Plates, 4 pcs (DyneProbes upon request)
#6662 Aluminium Base Plate with stepper motor and integrated water channels. Four adjustable feet.
#6663 Set of Two Barriers (POM)


PP Sample cup, set of 50 pcs (For calibration and surface tension measurements)
#6661 Acrylic cover box, G2
#6665 Temperature sensor
#6018 Electronics unit
#6309 Power supply (110V-240V AC/12V DC)
#1502 Mains adapter US/JPN/EU/UK
#6035 Ground cable
#6238 Connecting cable, 2pcs
#6240 Computer Cable
#6122 FilmWareX 4.0 Software License
#6199 FilmWare User Manual

Baseplate Electronics Other
Width: 290 mm Width: 270 mm Comp. ratio: max. 365/13 = 28
Length: 540 mm Length: 230 mm Temp. range: 0-50 °C
Height: 180 mm Height: 80 mm
Trough dimensions
Outer Inner Well (LB only)
Width: 104 mm Width: 80 mm Width: 60 mm
Length: 425 mm Length: 405 mm Length: 20 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm Depth: 5 mm Depth: 60 mm

Here's what our customers say:


"We use a special custom made MicroTrough G2 for Langmuir-Schaefer deposition of quantum dot films with DEG sub-phases..."

Prof. Matthew D. Law, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

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