The Kibron MicroTroughX is a versatile Langmuir instrument enabling researchers to carry out a variety of surface chemistry experiments. Using Kibron accessories you can convert the instrument into a Langmuir-Blodgett trough, a standard tensiometer, a surface potential recording device, just to name a few examples. MicrotroughX is available in small (S) and large (L).
Kibron MicrotroughXL is a medium sized Langmuir instrument. The core technology, Kibron's sensor (0.2 microgram resolution), records surface pressure with a very high sensitivity, better than 0,01 mN/m, yielding excellent reproducibility. The instrument features adjustable feet and protective enclosure. Heat control plate with for connection to an external bath is available as an accessory.
We have two different trough materials available, namely PTFE (Standard) and stainless steel with PTFE edges. The hydrophilic bottom of the steel trough allows for a significantly smaller subphase volume. Trough models for various purposes are available in the webshop or on request. Other materials, custom troughs and designs, including previously sold troughs, are available on request. The standard package has POM barriers. PTFE barriers are available from the webshop or on request..
The instrument is controlled by the recently released FilmwareX4.0. The software has a intuitive design, which allows the users to effortlessly do and review experiments.
Kibron troughs were designed by scientists for scientists: we know surface chemistry, from basic science and the classroom all the way to leading edge research. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for changes to the basic configuration, custom parts, and quotations.
We recommend that you look at the Microtrough G2 as well. It is our next generation trough with more features built into the standard setup.