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.
“Our studies aim for instance at characterizing the interaction of drugs or toxics with 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.”
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.”
University College London (UCL) is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. With a history dating back almost 200 years, it has produced a total of 29 Nobel laureates.
“We are creating cutting-edge nanoparticle coatings with our KSV NIMA Langmuir-Blodgett system for use in advanced future applications. We are working, for example, on dynamic smart nanoparticle-based window coatings that have the potential to make an enormous contribution to saving energy worldwide. We are using the KSV NIMA Langmuir-Blodgett technology as it allows us to control the properties of our coatings very precisely: packing density, coating layer thickness, flexibility in using different particles. With all these benefits combined with the quality and knowhow from KSV NIMA, it is a pleasure to work and collaborate with them.”
The University of Valladolid is home to more than 30,000 students and 2000 faculty members, and considered the oldest university in Spain.
“We are using the LB to prepare LB films of phthalocyanines on ITO (indium tin oxide) to use them as voltametric sensors. We’ve recently started to prepare LB films of lipids/enzymes/phthalocyanines to also be used as electrochemical biosensors. We need KSV NIMA LB because the high order degree allows to attain better quality and more reproducible voltagrams. In the case of biosensors, the enzyme is immobilized in an environment similar to a cell membrane, resulting in higher sensitivity. KSV NIMA and Lasing provide great and friendly service, with prompt technical support with technicians who are thoroughly familiar with the instruments”.