The Central Instrumentation Facility is an integrated sophistic analytical equipment centre established by VISTAS in 2017 to help the scientific community for their advanced research with nominal charges. Currently, the centre is housed with the state-of-the art field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), X-ray diffractometer (XRD), BET surface area & pore volume analyzer and particle size analyzer.
To be a reliable equipment facility centre for the advanced research and experimentation, creating a vibrant inter-disciplinary atmosphere.
To help the academic and industrial communities in solving the challenging scientific and industrial tasks using the established non-profitable facilities.
Ultra-high resolution scanning electron microscopy with unique environmental capability coupled with materials spectroscopy tools. The Quattro environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) represents the latest development in Thermo Fischer’s SEM technology, comprising of various analytical accessories including energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) with a unique environmental mode. While the Quattro’s field emission gun (FFG) ensures excellent resolution, the adjustment in the vacuum condition provide flexibility to accommodate the widest range of samples in their natural state. Thus the unique environmental mode (ESEM) allows scientists to study materials in a range of conditions, such as wet/humid, and/or reactive environments.
Rigaku Smart Lab is the newest and most novel high-resolution X-ray diffractometer (XRD) with the new unique Smart Lab Studio II software, which provides the user with an intelligent user guidance expert system functionality that guides the operator through the intricacies of each experiment. Coupling a computer controlled alignment system with a fully automated optical system, and the user guidance functionality within the Smart Lab Studio II software, ensures the easy handling with high accuracy of results.
The BELSORP-max is designed for wide range adsorption isotherm for surface area and pore size distribution analysis. Adsorption isotherms ranging from relative pressure as low as 1 x10-8 (N2 at 77K, Ar at 87K), using a 13.3Pa pressure transducer can be measured. Adsorption isotherms with high accuracy can be obtained as new method (ASFM) for free space measurement has been employed in this equipment.
Nanotrac Wave II is the accurate particle size zeta potential analyzer ideal for characterizing materials across the widest concentration range. Data’s on particle size, zeta potential, molecular weight and concentration of colloidal systems can be obtained with high accuracy in Nanotrac Wave II as it employs Reference Beating method, which amplifies the signal back to the photodetector.The Nanotrac Wave II provides user with superior particle analysis capability by taking advantage of an enhanced optical signal, innovative probe technology, and advanced algorithms. Whether your material is ppm or near finished product, the Wave II obtains fast, sensitive, and precise measurements of materials ranging from sub-nanometer to several microns.
Per sample price (In Rupees)
|Powder XRD (Model SmartLab SE X-Ray; Make- Rigaku, Japan)||500||1000|
|FE-SEM (Model Quattro; Make- ThermoFisher Scientific, USA)||1500||3000|
|FE-SEM/EDS (Model Quattro; Make- ThermoFisher Scientific, USA)||2000||5000|
|DLS Analysis - Particle Size (Model Nanotrac Wave II; Make- Microtrac Inc, USA)||1000||2000|
|DLS Analysis - Particle Size/Zeta potential (Model Nanotrac Wave II; Make- Microtrac Inc, USA)||1500||3000|
|BET Analysis-Surface Area (Model BETSORP Max; Make- Microtrac BEL, Japan)||2000||4000|
|BET Analysis -Surface Area/Absorption isotherm (Model BETSORP Max; Make- Microtrac BEL, Japan)||2500||5000|
|HP-TLC (Qualitative Analysis)-||2000||2000|
|HP-TLC (Quantitative Analysis)||3000||3000|
|DLS Analysis - Particle Size||800|
|DLS Analysis - Particle Size/Zeta potential||1000|
|BET Analysis-Surface Area||1000|
|BET Analysis -Surface Area/Absorption isotherm||1500|
|HP-TLC (Qualitative Analysis)||2000|
|HP-TLC (Quantitative Analysis)||3000|
Dr. T. Somanathan
Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL)
Chennai - 600 117, Tamil Nadu, India