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NRS Nancy University, France

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization that account for more than a quarter of the public research in France.
“We are using KSV NIMA PM-IRRAS instrument to record IR spectra on various monolayers formed at air-water interfaces and often used as model of biological membranes. Our studies aim for instance at characterizing the interaction of drugs or toxics with the monolayers. We use KSV NIMA Langmuir troughs to form monolayers and control packing densities. Our relationship with KSV NIMA is very special: they always give very fast answers and they are interested in helping us with our research. For instance, their PM-IRRAS was created after we expressed our interest toward such a system and following discussions between our research team and KSV NIMA. We had been using another IR system previously, spending a lot of time adjusting the system and playing with mirrors. The ease of use and fast setup of the KSV NIMA PM-IRRAS has greatly simplified our work. This unique configuration of the instrument is benefiting our research on floating monolayers.”

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Kyoto University

Founded in 1869, Kyoto University is one of the best universities in the world, claiming no less than 6 Nobel prize winners. The second largest University, in Japan, after Tokyo University with a yearly budget of over ten billion yen.
“We are using LB troughs to try to accumulate the polymer on a substrate. Because of its user-friendly features, KSV NIMA LB troughs are the best choice. Also, since replacement of students regularly occurs at University lab, the easy to use KSV NIMA trough, I believe, really fits this type of environment.”