Equipment: KSV Langmuir-Blodgett Assembly and Deposition Trough

Features and characteristics

  • PTFE trough with a surface area of 273 cm^2 (L364 x W75 x D7 mm^3), a dipping well (L37 x W37 x D64 mm^3) and a subphase volume of 280 ml
  • Hydrophobic (PTFE) and hydrophilic barriers (polyacetal or Delfrin) are used to adjust the surface pressure. Barrier speed: 0.01 mm to 400 mm/min
  • The surface pressure is measured by using the Wilhelmy plate method (Pt plate or paper). The total measurement range ofthe balance is +/- 2000 mg. The width of the platinum Wilhelmy plate has been chosen so that 1 mN/m corresponds to 4 mg
  • A fiducial camera allows inspection and image capture of patterns and drops as well as alignment for multilayer processes.
  • The deposition system consists of a dipping arm with a speed range between 0.1 to 85 mm/min
  • Monolayers and multilayers transfers
  • Software controlled operation
  • Max size of substrate 60 x 35 mm


The system can be used to fabricate and characterize multilayer films with precise control of lateral packing density.
Model: KSV MiniTrough


CNM Cleanroom

FNT 4.106


$30.00 per hour for UT Austin users

$54.00 per hour for external university users

$65.00 per hour for corporate users

Facility User Education

To become a user of this instrument please sign up for the next available NT201 facility user education class. Please contact Dr. Dmaon Smith for specific instrument training.  External/Corporate users must contact CNM to setup an account before attending facility user education classes.

NT201 Cleanroom Safety Fee: $27.00


Dr. Damon Smith

(512) 232-3695