GC-MS instrument is under maintenance. No further samples will be accepted from both Internal & External users. It will be ready on 1st July 2017


Due to heavy backlog in the number of samples for VSM characterisation no further samples will be accepted from Internal users from 17th May 2017


Internal users are requested to provide sample along with the EPR Quartz tube as well as Liquid Nitrogen for any measurement in the ESR spectrometer in SAIF/IITM. The exact dimensions and material of the quartz EPR tube can be had from Mr. N.Sivaramakrishnan (044 2257 4916) or Mr. N.Chandrasekaran (044 2257 4917).

The submission of internal samples is not possible for 1 month (w.e.f 7th April 2017 till 31st May 2017 to clear the current backlog.


The HRSEM facility in SAIF/IITM is not operational for Internal users from 1st April 2017. Users are requested to bear with us. It will be back to normal operation soon and then will be announced in the SAIF/IITM web page.

WDS Facility is currently under Technical Maintenance. We regret the inconvenience. we hope to make this facility available very soon.

Thermal Analysis DSC

Due to technical reasons DSC204 is currently operable only in the high temperature mode. Samples can be accepted only for high temperature measurements. DSC low temperature measurements cannot be carried out.


Users are requested to take back the remaining /recovered samples within 1 week from the date of receipt of the result; otherwise these samples will be discarded without further notice.

Important Announcement

Please note that in the event the DD amount/payment received is more than the actual analyses charges incurred, it will NOT be possible to refund the excess amount paid. However, the excess amount may be adjusted against future analyses by the same user or another user from the same organization following a written request by Email or hard copy.

About SAIF

    The Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF), formerly known as RSIC, was established by Department of Science and Technology (DST). This is the first among the seven RSIC's established subsequently by DST. The purpose of establishing these centres is to provide data collection facility from sophisticated analytical equipments to scientific community for their advanced research with nominal charges. The facility has grown into a major centre for spectral measurements, molecular and crystal structure determination and materials characterization.

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