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Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular scale to create materials with remarkably varied and new properties, is a rapidly expanding area of research with huge potential to revolutionize our lives and to provide technological solutions to our problems in agriculture, energy, the environment and medicine. In order to fully realize this potential, we need to be able to control the synthesis of nanoparticles, the construction of nano-devices, and the characterization of materials on the nanoscale and to understand the effects of these things on environment and health. INST will bring together chemists, physicists and materials scientists at the forefront of the science of making and characterizing materials at the nanoscale, with biologists and biochemists applying these discoveries in the agricultural, medical, biological sphere. It brings together research-active basic and applied scientists from different backgrounds in an intimate atmosphere to learn about the needs and scientific advances in their respective fields and to build interactions and collaborations.


S.No

Name of the Equipment

Instrument Incharge

Type of Usage

Academic & Research Institutions/ Universities

Private Industries/ For-Profit Laboratories

Important User Information

1.

TEM 200kV
Make : JEOL
Model : JEM-2100

Dr. K. Kailasam
(kamal@inst.ac.in)
and
Dr. K.S. Hazra
(kiranshankar.hazra@gmail.com)

TEM Viewing

5,000 INR/sample

10,000 INR/sample

1. Sample Preparation by the USER (samples will be accepted mounted on the grid).
2. GRIDS will not be provided.
3. Three Sample per requisition form will be accepted. One requisition form will be accepted at a time.
4. Five images per sample (TEM Viewing) and 2-3 images (High resolution) will be provided.
5. Time includes the time required for alignment as well as data acquisition.
Contact INST before sample preparation
Preparation by the USER

TEM Viewing + EDX Mapping + HRTEM

10000 INR/sample

16,000 INR/sample

2.

SEM
Model: JSM IT300

Dr. M. Singh
(manish@inst.ac.in ) and
Dr. R. Verma

Coating
High / Low Vacuum Mode

Coating: Rs. 400/- per sample
SEM Viewing & EDX Mapping: Rs. 1,000/- per sample

Coating: Rs. 600/- per sample
SEM Viewing & EDX Mapping::Rs. 3,000/- per sample

Contact INST before sample preparation
Preparation by the USER
1. A Requisition letter addressing Director, INST along with DD of required amount should be sent by post
or submitted in person to INST, Mohali.
2. Please mention as much details as possible like
a. Expected features you are looking for. (If available send a reference image also)
b. About nature of your sample like whether it is conducting OR non-conducting. If non-conducting what
type of coating you require i.e. Au/Pd or Carbon.
c. Up to what magnification you want to take images.
d. If it needs to be dispersed in any solvent (for powdered sample).
3. Once your Requisition letter along with DD is received, you may be given an idea of tentative date of
appointment. The users will be informed about their date & time of slot by e-mail.
4. The samples should be dry and should withstand high vacuum (~ 10 -5 Pa). Wet samples can't be done.
6. The sample size should be less than 50 mm x 50 mm x 20 mm (height).
7. The user is welcome to be present in the laboratory during analysis.

3.

Atomic Force Microscope
Model: Multimode 8
Make: Bruker, Germany

Dr. K.S. Hazra
(kiran@inst.ac.in) and Dr. S. Chakraverty

AFM

1,000 INR/sample

2,000 INR/sample

Contact INST before preparing sample Sample Preparation by the USER
1. All external users are required to submit samples along with the requisition form
2. No liquid samples
3. Sample size should be small (approx. 15mm dia)
4. Silicon substrate will be preferred
5. Consult with the concerned person before preparing the samples
6. Samples are to be brought along on the date of your appointment for analysis.
7. After the sample analysis is complete the results can be collected by copying through CD

4.

Confocal Raman
Model: alpha300R

Dr. K.S. Hazra
(kiran@inst.ac.in ) and Dr. S. Chakraverty

750 INR/sample

4,000 INR/sample

1. Contact INST before preparing sample.
2. Substrates should be provided by the users
3. Sample should not be in powder form. It may be dissolved in some solvent (Water, NMP,Acetone etc.) then drop casted in any substrate such as glass, Si, mica etc.
4. All external users are required to submit samples along with the requisition form. The
analysis details should be mentioned in the form.
5. Users should present during the analysis of their samples.
6. Liquid samples are not allowed.

5.

Particle Size Analyser

Make: Malvern Instruments, UK
Model: Zetasizer Nano ZSP

Dr. T. Sen
and Dr. S. Roy
tapasi@inst.ac.in

800 INR/sample

2,000 INR/sample

Contact INST before sample preparation
Please bring your own solvents
For non aqueous solvents user should bring their own glass cuvettes of 1cm path length
1. It is required to supply samples and solvents for measurement with proper sample code,
name of instrument, analysis required and quantity of sample in the eppendorf tubes of
1. 5 ml volume.
2. All samples should accompany material safety data sheets (MSDS).
3. While requesting for analysis, information on type of analysis, sample details and solvent
system should be clearly given in the letter.
4. It is desirable that the users should bring their own glass cuvettes of 1 cm path length for
non-aqueous samples.

6.

FTIR
Make: Agilent technologies, US
Model: Cary 660FTIR spectrometer

Dr. S. Roy (sangita@inst.ac.in) and Dr. N. Sardana

500 INR per sample

2,000 INR per sample

Contact INST before sample preparation
1. Provide solid samples in powder form. Minimum amount required 1-2 mg.
2. Samples may be in liquid form. Minimum amount required 0.1 ml.
3. Samples can be submitted as thin films.

7.

UV-VIS-NIR

Make : Cary Agilent Technologies, USA
Model : G9825A CARY UV-Vis NIR Spectrophotometer

Dr. T. Sen
and Dr. N. Sardana
tapasi@inst.ac.in

300nm-2800nm only

750 INR per sample

2,500 INR per sample

Contact INST before sample preparation.
1. It is required to supply samples for measurement with proper sample code, name of
instrument, analysis required and quantity of sample in the eppendorf tubes of 3 ml
volume.
2. All samples should accompany material safety data sheets (MSDS).
3. For thin film sample size can vary from 2 x 2 cm 2 up to several cm 2
4. While requesting for analysis, information on type of analysis and sample details should
be clearly given in the letter.

8.

TG-DTA
Perkin Elmer STA8000

Dr. Monika Singh (monika@inst.ac.in)
and Dr. V. Bagchi

RT to 900 Deg only

2,000 INR per sample

4,000 INR per sample

  1. Fixed time and day slot for

external sample analysis.

  1. No liquid sample allowed
  2. Sample should be in powder form
  3. At least 5-10 mg sample required
  4. Sample should be properly dried

9.

DSC

Dr. Monika Singh
and Dr. V. Bagchi

2,500 INR per sample

4,500 INR per sample

Contact INST before sample preparation
Each sample takes minimum 4 hrs for analysis

10.

Rheometer

Make: Anton Paar
Model: MCR 302

Dr. Sangita Roy
sangita@inst.ac.in

500 INR per sample

2,000 INR per sample

1. Contact INST before preparing sample.
2. Fixed time and day slot for external sample analysis
3. Users need to arrange their own electrodes (WE, RE, CE and cell).
4 Users are advised to provide atleast 1-2ml of samples for each measurement.
5 All external users are required to submit samples accompanied by a letter containing analysis
details.
6 While requesting for analysis, information on i) type of analysis, ii) solvent used in sample
preparation and iii) variables (stress, frequency, temperature, time, etc.) range should be clearly
mentioned in the letter
7 Users are encouraged to be present during their sample analysis. It will be highly appreciated if
user sends a reference for type of measurement and analysis, user requires.

11.

Electrochemical workstation
Model- CH instruments 600E series

Dr. S. Naidu
and Dr. V. Bagchibagchiv@inst.ac.in

500 INR per sample per hour

2,000 INR per sample per hour

Contact INST before sample preparation

  1. Must not be hazardous
  2.  CV & LSV can be measured.

12.

GC-MS
Model: GC-MS QP2010Ultra

Dr. V. Bagchi
and Dr. Monika Singh
bagchiv@inst.ac.in

1,500 INR per hour

3,000 INR per hour

Contact INST before preparing sample

  1. Must not be hazardous
  2. Must be in powder form
  3. Temp for of de-gasing.

13.

Surface profiler
Model No. Brucker DektakXT

Mr. B. Prakash (bhanup@inst.ac.in ) and Dr. K. S. Hazra

1,000 INR / Sample

3,000 INR / Sample

1. Contact INST before preparing sample
2. Fixed time and day slot for external sample analysis.
No liquid samples

14.

Powder X-Ray Diffractometer
Model-D8 Advance X-ray diffractometer

Dr. Monika Singh
and Dr. M. Jha (menaka@inst.ac.in)

1000 INR/ Sample

2000 INR/ Sample

1.Contact INST before sample preparation.
2.No liquid sample allowed.
3.Sample should be in powder form.
4.At least 0.5 g sample required.
5. Sample should be properly dried.

15.

Small Angle X-Scattering System
Model and Make - Anton PaarSAXess

Dr. Monika Singh
and DrS.Vaidya
(svaidya@inst.ac.in)

2000 INR/sample
/h (for
normal point
& line collimation)
GISAXS: 5000/
sample/h

5000 INR/sample
(for normal point & line collimation)
GISAXS: 7000/sample/h

 Contact INST before sample preparation
1. No liquid samples
2.Sample should be in suspension form

16.

Circular Dichroism Sectrometer
Model: J-1500

Dr. S. Sinha (sinhas@inst.ac.in ) and Dr. S. Roy

1,000 INR/sample

5000 INR / sample

No solid samples
a. CD spectroscopy can be done for liquid of gel samples
b. Total sample should be ~ 600 µl at a concentration around 1-5
µM for secondary structure determination and 20 µM for tertiary structure determination
c. Please centrifuge your samples at 10000 X g before loading
d. The buffer should be of very low salt concentrations
e. Please avoid Tris buffer for temperature dependent scans

17.

BET Surface Area Analyzer
Make- QuantaChrome instruments
Model: AutosorbiQ and ASiQwin

Dr. V. Bagchi
and Dr. Monika Singh
bagchiv@inst.ac.in

8000 INR/sample

15000/sample

Each sample takes minimum 6 hrs for analysis
1.No liquid samples.
2.Must not be hazardous
3.Must be in powder form
4.Must give details of the temperature of de-gassing

18.

Fluorimeter
Model: FS5 Spectrofluorometer

Dr. S. Sinha (sinhas@inst.ac.in ) and Dr. S. Roy

500 INR / sample

1000 INR / sample

a. Liquid and solid film samples can be analysed
b. Spectral Coverage – Excitation: 230 nm – 1000 nm
c. Spectral Coverage – Emission: 200 nm – 870 nm
d. Scan Speed – Excitation/Emission: 100 nm/s
e. Wavelength Accuracy – Excitation/Emission: 0.5 nm

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