Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
Make and model Hitachi S 3500
Detectors BSE and SE
Resolution 30 nm
Magnification up to 300,000k
Coating Carbon and gold
Accessories Cooling stage for observing viscous or gel like materials
High Performance Preparative Liquid Chromatography.
Make Shimadzu
Pump LC-20AP (2 modules) Preparative
solvent delivery Parallel- type double plunger system
Flow rate Upto 150 mL/min
Detector SPD M20A Photodiode Array Detector
Fraction collector FRC 10A
Software LabSolutions, Shimadzu
Operating Temperature 4oC to 35oC

Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy
Make Shimadzu
Model IRAffinity-1SWL
Wave number range 7800-350cm-1
Resolution 4 cm-1
Powder X ray Diffractometer
Make Bruker
X-ray Source 1 kW Cu Kα (λ = 1.54 Å)
Geometry Bragg-Brentano (θ-θ)
Angle Range (2θ) -110° to +168°
Sample holder Regular as well as special Si Zero back ground sample holders
Sample stage Rotating
Detector SSD 160 detector
Softwares DIFFRACT.EVA-Diffraction evaluation package
Database PDF-2

Electrochemical Workstation
Make CH Instruments Inc., USA
Model CHI660E
Licensed & Full version of software for Electrochemistry
2 mm dia. Platinum Working Electrode
3mm Glassy Carbon Electrode
Platinum Wire Counter Electrode (2no’s)
Ag/AgCl Reference Electrode
Calomel Reference Electrode (2no’s)
Electrode Polishing Kit
Electrode Leads
Thermogravimetric Analysis
Make Shimadzu
Model DTG-60
Balance principle Parallel guide differential top pan type
Temperature range Ambient to 1100℃
Measurable range (TG) ±500mg
Measurable range (DTA) ±1000µV
Weight readability 0.1µg
Sample quantity 1g Max. in gross weight
Atmosphere Air and inert gas
Size W 367×D 650×H 453mm
Weight 35kg

Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Make Shimadzu
Model DSC-60 Plus
Measurement principle Heat-flux type
Temperature range −140~600°C
Measurable range (TG) ±150mW
Noise level Less than 0.5µW
Atmosphere Nitrogen, inert gas, dry air gas flow
Sample quantity 1g Max. in gross weight
Atmosphere Air and inert gas
Size W 320 × D 500 × H 290 mm
Weight 28 kg
Gas Chromatography
Make Shimadzu
Model GC-2014 AF
Software LabSolution
Columns Capillary (SH-Rxi-5Sil MS) Packed (Rtx-Stabilwax silicoport W)
Detector Dual, Flame Ionization Detector (FID)
Gases used Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Air

UV Visible Spectrophotometer
Make & Model Shimadzu 2600 & Shimadzu 1800
No. of Cuvette Holders 06 (Shimadzu 2600) & 02 (Shimadzu 1800)
Wavelength range 190 to 1100 nm
Spectral bandwidth 1nm (190 to 1100 nm)
Wavelength display 0.1-nm increments
Wavelength setting 0.1-nm increments (1-nm increments when setting scanning range )
Wavelength accuracy ±0.1 nm at 656.1nm D2, ±0.3 nm (190 to 1100 nm)
Wavelength repeatability ±0.1 nm
Stray light less than 0.02% NaI at 220 nm, NaNO2 at 340 nm, less than 1.0% KC at 198 nm
Photometric system Double Beam
Photometric range Absorbance: -4 to 4 Abs, Transmittance: 0% to 400%
Photometric accuracy ±0.002 Abs (0.5 Abs), ±0.004 Abs (1.0 Abs), ±0.006 Abs (2.0 Abs)
Photometric repeatability less than ±0.001 Abs (0.5 Abs), less than ±0.001 Abs (1 Abs), less than ±0.003 Abs (2.0 Abs)
Baseline stability less than 0.0003 Abs/H at 700 nm
Baseline flatness within ±0.0006 Abs
Noise level Within 0.00005 Abs RMS value (at 700 nm)
Dimensions (W×D×H): 450(W) x 490(D) x 270(H)