Central Research Instrumentation Facility (CRIF) is an integrated facility to provide high-end analytical services to academic and industrial research. The CRIF works with a motto to bring out the research output of scholars matching the international standards. The central facility caters to the department requirements under a single umbrella by fostering interdisciplinary research. Students from the different branches of science and engineering come here for research and experimentation, creating a vibrant cross-disciplinary atmosphere. The CRIF is committed to expanding to facilitate state-of-the-art laboratory services to all academia and industries located across the country. The facility is spread across in an area of 19000 sq. ft.
Liquid Chromatography-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (LC-HRMS)
Model: QTOF 6530
Applications:The molecular structure of petroleum components, industrial products, pharmaceuticals and biomolecules can be judged. The purity of the finished chemical industrial products is established.
Mass Range m/z 100-20000 High mass range
m/z 50-3200 High-resolution mode
Sensitivity (1 pg. Reserpine signal noise ratio >180:1)
Mass Accuracy <2ppm
Resolution (FWHM) 20000
Ionization Method: ESI & APCI
1) ESI positive & negative 2) APCI positive & negative
Pump:1290 infinity quaternary pump with 1200 bar maximum pressure
Applications: ESR Spectrometer is used for the measurement of species that contain unpaired electrons (Free radicals, transition metal complexes, molecular structure, valence electron wave functions, electron transport, crystal & ligand field splitting, relaxation mechanisms and reaction kinetics, odd-electron molecules, rare earth ions etc. ESR is a powerful non-destructive and non-intrusive analytical method. ESR yields meaningful structural information even from ongoing chemical or physical processes, without influencing the process itself.
Standard Frequency (X band) - 8.75-9.65 GHz
Sensitivity - 7x109 spins/0.6mT
Resolution – 3 μT or better-Temperature study - Variable Temperature facility (-153 to +25 °C)
Applications: This technique is used for quantitative and qualitative determination of the metals and metalloids in the following sample.
Aqueous and Organic
RF Generator: Solid-state generator with quick (<1 hour) warm-up
Frequency: 27.12 MHz or higher
Power: Up to 1500 watts (computer-adjustable)
Controls: Fully computer-controlled and software-driven
Argon: Argon flow rates monitored
Plasma Detection: Plasma should be radially viewed / or axially viewed/ or dually viewed (through protective screens)
Chiller: Internal (by Peltier) or External along with equipment for RF coil cooling
Wavelength range: 170to 770 mm wider
Focal length: more than 0.5 meters for holographic grating/More than 0.32 meter for Echelle grating
Better than 10 pm in the UV range (below 300 nm)
Better than 17 pm in the visible range (above 350nm)
UV purge: Nitrogen/argon pure/gas sealed for 165 to 190nm please specify the gas consumption during the analytical flow (considering UV elements), standby and shutdown mode.
UV-Vis NIR Spectrophotometer
Make: Agilent Technologies
Model: Carry 5000
Applications: The electronic transitions and band gaps of semiconductors, thin films, etc. can be determined. Electronic structures of polymers, complexes, biomolecules, materials, pharmaceuticals and other products can be evaluated.
Make: JINAN TESTING EQUIPMENT IE CORPORATION, China
Applications: It can perform many standard tensile and compression tests on materials, components and structures. Physical and mechanical attributes of metals, alloys, finished solid products, etc., can be studied. Aforesaid tests can also be performed under sub-zero (-100C) and high-temperature (up to 1000C) conditions.
Maximum Load : ± 100kN
Temperature : -1000C to 3000C (chamber)
3000C to 10000C (3-Zone split furnace)
Available extensometers: 25mm, Resolution=0.1μm (15% maximum strain)
Day Light: 1400 mm
Speed range: 0.0005 mm/min to 500mm/min
Trinocular Polarizing Microscope
Applications: Trinocular Polarizing Upright Research Microscope withInfinity corrected optical system. External power supply. Coaxialcoarse and fine focussing 1 micron, with torque adjustable focusstopper with built-in filter cassettes (NCB filter, Blue and otherconversion filters)
Transmitted Illumination:12v 100w halogen external with power supply 12v 100w lamp halogen lamp 12v 100w (2Nos).
Polarizer: Intermediate tube with 360deg rotatable polarizer for transmitted light fitted below the condenser with a swing in the swing-out facility.
Reflected illuminated: Attached with halogen illumination lamp 100w halogen illuminated with external power supply incident light polarizer 360degrotatable analyser with filler Organic compounds, Pharmaceuticals and Drugs. Structure and atomic arrangements in molecules and crystals can be investigated. Kinetic and temperature studies of reaction mixtures.
5 mm BBFOPLUS probe, optimized for X-nuclei direct observation. Broadband in a frequency range between 31P and 15N. This probe has 2H "lock" channel and z gradient that allows us to carry out 2D spectroscopy and hetero correlation 19F/1H and 1H/19F.
Control temperature unit (from -50 °C to 50 °C).
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
Model: VEGA3 LMU
Applications: Surface Studies, Nano Particle imaging, Phase transitions, Corrosion products and all kinds of solid material studies.
Electron Gun: Tungsten heated cathode / optionally LaB6
Resolution: 1 μm in the secondary electron mode at working distance 5 mm
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
Model: X-pert powder
Applications: Powder XRD equipment can be used for the characterization of powder samples for the phase analysis, Identifying crystalline phases and orientation and crystallographic information. This equipment can also capture data from the bulk polycrystalline samples after the required sample preparation. Structural properties such as Lattice parameters, Strain, Grain size, texture and epitaxy can be determined from the data. The XRD diffraction data will be provided to the user and the user can investigate the above materials' properties by analysing the data.
Source: Cu target X-Ray tube
X-Ray Power: 2KW
Operation Modes: Vertical & Horizontal
2º θ Measurement range: 60 to130º
Diffractometer radius: 130 to 230 mm
Radiation: Cu Kα;
Software: X’perthighscore plus
Model: Regulars STA 2500
Applications: High-performance analytical instruments by NETZSCH Analysing & Testing allow for comprehensive analysis of the thermal properties of a great variety of materials. Select the appropriate testing methods for your polymers and other organic materials, metals and alloys, ceramics, glass, building materials or other inorganic materials from among our various series of instruments.
Temp. range: RT to 1700oC
Heating Rate: 0.1o-100oC/min.
Weight:10mg to 40mg
Atmosphere: Argon, Nitrogen
Purge gas flow:50,
Protective gas flow: 20
Sample capacity(Max): 200mg
Applications: : Impedance analysers are often used for characterization of many electrochemical devices, such as photovoltaic cells, fuel cells and batteries that are commonly utilized in renewable energy applications. Depending upon the specifications of these devices, they are quite expensive and their use in many low-cost applications is limited. This study demonstrates a practical impedance analyser application based on the cross-correlation method. Some techniques for extending the bandwidth of the analyser and smoothing out the frequency response are presented. The theoretical studies are verified on a digitally controlled boost converter that identifies a second-order impedance network
Insulation material: Alumina Fibre
Heating System: Super Kanthal 1350°C wire built in a cement cylinder
Temperature Range: Ambient up to 1100°C
Temperature Controller: PM6 Walton PID controller
Temperature Sensors: K-Type Thermocouple
Temperature Control Accuracy: Better than +/-1°C
Temperature scan: adjustable (from 0.1 °C/min to 20 °C/min)
A laboratory setup for Antenna design is formed at CRIF. Purchase order for procurement of Anechoic Chamber, Vector Network Analyser, Spectrum Analyser and PCB Prototype are in Place. The set up will become operational in April, 2022.