In addition to the Departmental facilities listed below, we have access to the Institute facilities under CAIF listed here


Departmental Facilities


UV/Visible Spectrophotometer (Make & Model – Shimazdu UV- 2600)


Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy refers to absorption spectroscopy in the ultraviolet-visible spectral region. Our double-beam UV/Visible spectrophotometers are research-grade instruments provide the high-absorbance measurement capability and sub-nanometer bandwidths make them perfect for analysis of band gap, optical coatings and thin films, biological samples like DNA and proteins, and any routine work expected of a UV-Vis spectrophotometer.

Important Features of the System:

  • Equipped with a single monochromator and integrating sphere capable of a measurement wavelength up to 1400 nm (Near-infrared).
  • It provides a significant noise reduction.
  • Provide measurements of an Anti-Reflective Film, power and liquid samples.
  • Resolution 0.1 nm
  • Rheometer (Make & Model – Anton Paar MCR 302)


    A Rheometer measure the flow and deformation behaviour of a liquid in response to applied forces. The modular compact Rheometer (Anton Paar MCR 302) incorporates a powerful EC-motor, force sensor and is designed for a wide range rheological investigations and material characterization. The system can also be connected to application-specific accessories for extended material characterization such as tribology, rheo-optical investigations, DMTA measurement (e.g. microscopy and Raman spectroscopy) and much more.

    Important Features of the System:

  • Torque 1 to 200 mNm
  • Temp range -40°C to 200°C
  • Operate in both rotational and oscillatory mode
  • High-precision air bearing
  • Inbuild with RheoCompass software
  • Atomic Force microscopy cum Scanning Probe Microscope (Make & Model – Bruker Innova)


    Scanning probe microscope (SPM) is a type of microscopy that forms images of surfaces using a physical probe that scans the specimen at atomic level. Our Innova® SPM delivers accurate, high-resolution imaging and a wide range of functionality for advanced research in physical, life, and material sciences. The system addresses all advanced measurements with full range of SPM modes such as Atomic Force Microscopy, Piezoelectric Force Microscopy (PFM), Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy (STS), Force measurements, Nanoindentation etc.

    Important Features of the System:

  • Lowest closed-loop noise and drift.
  • Full 90 µm X 90 µm scan range.
  • Provides measurement of polymers and liquids specimens.
  • Equipped with advance NanoDrive (version 8.0) software.
  • PL : Photoluminescence Spectroscopy (Make & Model – SHIMADZU, RF-6000)


    Photoluminescence (PL) is a process, in which a substance absorbs photons (electromagnetic radiation) and then re-radiates photons. The dual monocromator based system provides enhanced sensitivity and dynamic range enable fluorescence as well as bioluminescence, chemiluminescence, and electro-luminescence measurements.

    Important Features of the System:

  • Measure fluorescence quantum yield and fluorescence quantum efficiency.
  • Measurement wavelength range 200 to 900 nm.
  • Ultra micro cell holder unit can measured sample quantities below 100 µL.
  • Ultra-high-speed scanning (60,000 nm/min)
  • Inbuild with LabSolutions RF software.
  • Surface Profiler (Make & Model – Bruker, Dektak-XT)


    Our stylus surface profiler is an advanced thin and thick film step height measurement tool. In addition to profiling surface topography and waviness, the system measures roughness in the nanometer range. Available with a standard manual sample-positioning stage or an optional automatic X-Y or theta stage, it provides a step-height repeatability of 5Å (<0.6 nm).

    Important Features of the System:

  • Rapid scanning speed.
  • Scan length: 50 μm up to 200 mm
  • Surface roughness: above ~15 Å range.
  • Measuring profile step heights of ~ 500 Å to 100 μm.
  • Provides less sources of environmental noise and temperature variations.
  • System incorporated with a true-color HD optical camera for 3-D topological imaging.
  • Diamond tip, 12.5 μm radius.
  • Contact Angle Measurement System(Make & Model – KRUSS, DSA30B)


    When an interface exists between a liquid and a solid, the angle between the surface of the liquid and the outline of the contact surface is described as the contact angle θ (lower case theta). The contact angle (wetting angle) is a measure of the wettability of a solid by a liquid. Our Drop shape analyzer is a robust instrument which can be used flexibly for the precise measurement of contact angle and surface free energy (SFE) using inbuild advance software.

    Important Features of the System:

  • Range 0 to 90°
  • Resolution: 0.01°
  • Accuracy: 0.3°
  • System illuminated with high power monochromatic LED light. Equipped with the Liquid Needle for dosing.
  • Thermal Vapor Deposition system(Make & Model – RAN-VAC CUSTOMIZED)


    Thermal evaporation is a well-established technique for deposition of a wide variety of films with different compositions and thicknesses down to a single layer of atoms. It typically uses a resistive heat source to evaporate a solid material in a vacuum environment to form a thin film.

    Important Features of the System:

  • Maximum temperature up to 1200°C.
  • High vacuum pressure (10-3 -10-9 Torr).
  • Thermocouple sensor and a closed PID heater controller control heat fluctuation.
  • Complete control over the thickness during the deposition.
  • Deposition of thick indium layers for wafer bonding.
  • Suitable for high melting points materials.
  • Programmable Multi-Nozzle Spraying System (Make & Model – HOLMARC)


    Programmable Multi-Nozzle Spraying System automates the process of multilayer spraying by using a software control stepper motor mechanism to move the spray head in the XY plane and controlled dispenser to achieve precise flow rate with a pressure for coating.

    Important Features of the System:

  • Optimum pressure range: 8 psi to 12 psi.
  • Flexibility to synthesize multilayer heterostructre.
  • Temperature regulation range: RT-200°C.
  • Software control operations
  • Instrument fitted with Microprocessor controlled based moveable piston.
  • Electro spinning Unit E-Spin Nanotech (Make & Model – Nanotech, SUPER ES-2)


    Nanofiber Electrospinning Machine is a system for producing ultra-fine fiber. Our Bench-top Electrospinning system offers user-friendly and task-oriented design. The system is suitable for producing ultrafine fiber with the diameter of 20- 1000 nm from various kinds of raw materials and subsequent film coating for research on Advanced materials.

    Important Features of the System:

  • High voltage 0-30 kV.
  • Pumping rate: 1 µl/min - 35 mL/min
  • Capable of producing hollow fiber.
  • Microprocessor controlled based operation.
  • Control humid condition.
  • Langmuir-Blodgett Film Deposition Systems(Make & Model – Boilin Scientific, KSV NIMA)


    Langmuir-Blodgett Film Deposition Systems or LB Systems are very useful instruments for fabricating & characterizing single or multi-layered thin films of mono-molecular thickness. The system offers fabricating thin films at the liquid-liquid interface & gas-liquid interface with precise control over thickness, molecular orientation and packing density

    Important Features of the System:

  • Complete control and real time display of results including surface pressure, temperature, pH, surface potential etc.
  • Easy placement of trough tops into the frame.
  • Optical characterization techniques such as PM-IRRAS, Brewster angle microscopy, fluorescence microscopy are possible using application-specific accessories.
  • KSV NIMA LB Software.
  • Water Purification System(Make & Model – Merck , Synergy UV Water Purification System)


    The Milli-Q system is a fully-integrated and modern water purification system delivering both superior quality ultrapure (Type 1) and pure (Type 2) water for research. Pure water is one of the most essential requirements to a laboratory. This delivers of ultrapure water with the resistivity value of 18.2 MΩ.cmat 25 °C.

    Important Features of the System:

  • Product Water Instant Delivery Rate:> 1.5 L/min.
  • Product Water DNase: < 5 pg/mL.
  • Product Water Microorganisms: < 0.1 CFU/mL .
  • Product Water Pyrogens: < 0.001 EU/mL .
  • Product Water RNase: < 1 pg/mL.
  • Product Water TOC < 5 ppb.
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    Electrical & Magnetic Characterization System(Make & Model No – Marine India Limited, Customized.)


    This is the combine electrical and magnetic characterization system that offers ferroeleric measurement, magnetoresistance and DC resistance measurement at low and high temperature. It is useful for study the polarization behavior of various ferromagnetic, magnetic and multiferroics materials.

    Important Features of the System:

  • Temperature range: -150°C to 300°C
  • Magnetic-field strength : upto 1.5 T
  • Frequency 20 Hz - 1 KHz .
  • Resistance range 10 mΩ to 10 GΩ
  • The analysis software supports many automated fitting models.
  • DC Current-Voltage measurement at different magnetic field. Sample: Thin-films, powder, pellets
  • BENCHTOP POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION (XRD) (Make & Model – Rigaku Miniflex 600)


    New sixth generation benchtop X-ray diffractometer is a multipurpose powder diffraction analytical instrument that can determine: crystalline phase identification (phase ID) and quantification, percent (%) crystallinity, crystallite size and strain, lattice parameter refinement, Rietveld refinement, and molecular structure

    Important Features of the System:

  • D/teX Ultra: silicon strip detector based system.
  • Graphite monochromator.
  • 600 W X-ray copper tube.
  • Variable incident and diffracted beam slits
  • Specimen rotation attachment.
  • Advanced SmartLab Studio II powder diffraction software.