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Microtrough G2

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

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You can choose troughs for your setup. We recommend selecting at least one trough as troughs are not included in the basic setup.
Note: Remember to choose the matching L/L barriers below.
Note: A set of POM barriers are already included in the basic setup.
Small programmable dipper. Motion range 90 mm.
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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.

Content

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)
#3530 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

Specifications

Baseplate Electronics Other
Width: 315 mm Width: 270 mm Comp. ratio: max. 365/13 = 28
Length: 566 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

Testimonials

Here’s what our customers say:

University of Manchester

“The requirements of our research are to have high performance Langmuir troughs that are modular, reliable and achieve very high surface pressures. Kibron delivers as we have a selection of G1 and G2 troughs that can be cleaned ex-situ, easily exchanged onto the baseplate, and reach surface pressures above 70 mN/m with either a ribbon or barriers. The software is intuitive, the price is highly competitive, and the technical support and willingness of the team to find solutions to research challenges is frankly impressive. I am a big fan of this company, their people and their products.”

 

Dr Richard Campbell, Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, uses a range of Kibron troughs for Langmuir studies of lung surfactant models and drug delivery systems

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