Brewster Angle Microscope MicroBAM


The KSV NIMA MicroBAM is easy-to-use, entry level instruments for non-invasive imaging of mono-molecular layers at the air-water interface. The excellent image quality and good lateral resolution make them ideal instruments for the visualization of morphological film parameters (e.g. compressed film homogeneity, domain size, shape and packing). Real-time observation and recording of film structure enables dynamic activity to be captured.

Visualisation of monolayers
Monolayer imaging

The MicroBAM can be used with most KSV NIMA Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett Troughs for automatic image measurements as a function of time or surface pressure. The instrument is easy to set up with the very precise manual measurement head height adjustment. The system has a safety key interlock for the BAM laser.

The KSV NIMA MicroBAM can also be used with most Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett troughs from other manufacturers as well as a Stand-Alone instrument with freestanding vessels. The KSV NIMA MicroBAM connects directly to the computer via USB making it remarkably easy to set up and use.


  • Appropriate resolution (12 µm) for most applications

  • Capture and save still images and real-time video footage of monolayers

  • Compact design, small footprint

  • Simple, intuitive operation

  • Imaging and control software included

  • Operates with a PC or Notebook (Windows XP with USB port)

  • Compatible with most Langmuir troughs and Langmuir-Blodgett troughs

  • Can be used as a stand-alone instrument

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