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Desktop Layer-by-Layer Assembly System

What is the SpinGrower™?
  • The Spin-Grower™ is a desktop-scale machine enabling rapid and automated synthesis of nanostructured thin films by spin assisted layer-by-layer assembly.
Why is the SpinGrower™ unique?
  • assembly times orders of magnitude faster than other automated LBL systems
  • low cost
  • programmable spin and deposition cycles
  • in-situ observation
Where is the SpinGrower™ used?
  • research institutes, universities
  • industrial research labs
  • university teaching
SpinGrower Features
Unprecedented Speed and High Quality Films
  • Spin-assisted LBL technique increases bilayer production speed by an order of magnitude.
  • Bilayer thickness and growth rate comparable to the those of traditional LBL methods.
Automated Layer Assembly
  • Automated fluid injection
  • Up to 4 different solutions plus a rinse solution
  • Spin speeds up to 10,000 RPM
  • Fluid flow rates up to 1.2 ml/S
High Versatility
  • Wide range of chemical compatibility
  • Holds silicon wafers or glass slides (with adapter chuck)
  • Flexible fluid injection lines
Ease of Use
  • Wide range of chemical compatibility
  • Large reservoir capacity
  • Easily refillable reservoirs
More features
  • Safety enclosure
  • Drip prevention
  • Desktop scale

S. Vozar, Y.C. Poh, T. Serbowicz, M. Bachner, P. Podsiadlo, M. Qin, E. Verploegen, N.A. Kotov, A.J. Hart. Automated spin-assisted layer-by-layer assembly of nanocomposites. Review of Scientific Instruments 80:023903, 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3078009.
Also published in Virtual Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. [Article - PDF]

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Download specifications of the SpinGrower here
Applicable for...

  • Production of nanostructured thin films
  • Nanocomposite coating
  • Curing of polymer films
  • Studies on growth kinetics and enhanced mechanical properties of nanocomposite thin films
  • Micro/nanoscience instructional laboratories