The samples should be submitted in the prescribed format indicating the information called for as well as your special requirement, if any.If you are sending them by mail, please enclose the payment along with the samples and address the same to:
The Head , Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai  600 036.
Only on recipt of the payment along with the samples, they will be registered for analysis and taken up for measurement as per the seniority/queue of the users of the instrument concerned.As soon as the analysis is over, the spectra along with the receipt / bill will be sent to the users.While submitting samples for more than one analysis separate samples are to be sent for each.
An Important notice
As per the guidelines of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in all publications of research work, where in the analytical services of the SAIF have been made use of, the DST and the SAIF, IIT Madras shall be duly acknowledged. Kindly send us the publication reference (Journal name/volume number/names of the authors/date of issue of the publication etc) to us.
A list of charges for spectral measurements, as stipulated by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, is annexed. A "Three Tier" Charge System is being followed. Please note that :
Please note the current policy on payment of analysis charges: Our current policy requires analysis that payment be received before the samples can be registered and analysis taken up. Please make sure that the payment is received along with the samples. Payments are to be made only by crossed demand draft (DD).
The DD must be drawn in favour of:
The Registrar, IIT Madras
payable at Chennai and must be sent along with samples and Registration form to:
The Head , Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai  600 036.
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.


Please note that the testing charges now include a GST component of 18% which has been revised from 15% in accordance with Goverment of India instructions.


SL.NO  Facility  Industries Large Scale Medium & SSI 
R&D and National Labs 
Academic and Educational Institutions 

SPECTROMETRY 

1.  FTNMR spectrometer (Solution State) 
^{1} H, ^{19} F, ^{31} P, ^{27} Al, ^{11} B & DEPT

. 3500/per Measurement 
. 2100/per Measurement 
. 700/ per Measurement 
^{13}C

. 5000/per Measurement 
. 3000/per Measurement 
. 1000/ per Measurement 

^{77}Se, ^{125}Te, ^{95}Mo, ^{29}Si

. 5000/ per Measurement 
. 3000/per Measurement 
. 1000/ per Measurement 

VT  HT 
. 3500/per Measurement 
. 2100/per Measurement 
. 700/ per Measurement 

VT  LT 
. 5000/per Measurement 
. 3000/per Measurement 
. 1000/ per Measurement 

2D: COSY, HSQC 
. 5000/ per Measurement 
. 3000/per Measurement 
. 1000/ per Measurement 

2D: DQFCOSY, HMBC, TOCSY

. 6000/per Measurement 
. 3600/per Measurement 
. 1200/ per Measurement 

2D:NOESY ⁄ ROESY 
. 11500/ per Measurement 
. 6900/per Measurement 
.2300/per Measurement 

Solvent Charges: CDCl_{3} 
. 500/per Measurement 
. 300/per Measurement 
. 100/per Measurement 

Solvent Charges: DMSO, METHANOL, BENZENE, ACETONE 
. 1000/per Measurement 
. 600/per Measurement 
. 200/per Measurement 

2.  FTNMR spectrometer (Solid State)

. 5000/ for additional hour 
per hour . 3000/ for additional hour 
. 1000/ for additional hour 

3.  ESR Spectrometer (Revised Charges) 
Room Temperature

. 2500/per Measurement 
. 1500/ per Measurement 
. 500/per Measurement 
*Room Temperature

. 12500/per Measurement 
. 7500/per Measurement 
. 2500/per Measurement 

Liquid Nitrogen Temperature 
. 3750/per Measurement 
. 2250/per Measurement 
.750/per Measurement 

Variable Temperature (300 to 120K) 
. 3750/per Measurement 
. 2250/per Measurement 
.750/per Measurement 

*Variable Temperature (300 to 120K)

. 15000/per Measurement 
.9000/per Measurement 
. 3000/per Measurement 

Single Crystal Rotation Per Measurement/Spectrum (XBand) 
. 2500/per Measurement 
. 1500/per Measurement 
. 500/per Measurement 

Single Crystal Rotation Per Measurement/Spectrum (QBand) 
. 3750/per Measurement 
. 2250/per Measurement 
. 750/per Measurement 

ENDOR Measurements at VT/ Per Temperature (XBand) 
. 10000/per Measurement 
. 6000/per Measurement 
. 2000/per Measurement 

Spin Density Calculation 
. 15000/per Measurement 
. 9000/per Measurement 
. 3000/per Measurement 

4.  XRay Fluorescence spectrometer (XRF)
Per sample including standardization and estimation for first element

. 3580/per Measurement
Instrument Not Working 
. 1610/ per Measurement 
. 550/ per Measurement 

5.  ICPOES
for analysis per sample including standardization for first element

. 2390/per Measurement for every addtional elements . 470/; sample Digestion charges extra  . 1090/ per Measurement For every additional elements . 220/; Sample Digestion charges extra  . 370/ per Measurement for every additional element .80/; sample Digestion charges extra  
6.  LIFE TIME SYSTEM (Please click the link before submitting the samples for specialized measurements)  Single experiment 
. 2250/ per Measurement 
. 1350/ per Measurement 
. 450/ per Measurement 
*Quenching studies 
. 10000/ per Measurement 
. 6000/ per Measurement 
. 2000/ per Measurement 

*FRET 
. 10000/ per Measurement 
. 6000/ per Measurement 
. 2000/ per Measurement 

7.  Mass spectrometer (GCMS)
* Charges for library search 
GCMS (EI) 
. 4490/ per Measurement 
. 2690/ per Measurement 
. 900/ per Measurement 
MS (EI) 
. 2360/ per Measurement 
. 1270/ per Measurement 
. 430/ per Measurement 

*Charges for library search. 260/ 

8.  UVVISNIR spectrometer  UVVIS only 
. 2000/ per Measurement 
. 1200/ per Measurement 
. 400/ per Measurement 
UVVISNIR 
. 2500/ per Measurement 
. 1500/ per Measurement 
. 500/ per Measurement 

9.  Fluorescence spectrometer (Please click the link before submitting the samples for specialized measurements)  Excitation/emission Spectrum 
. 2000/ per Measurement 
. 1200/ per Measurement 
. 400/ per Measurement 
Synchronous Scanning 
. 4000/ per Measurement 
. 2400/ per Measurement 
. 800/ per Measurement 

*Quantum yield measurement(for liquid sample only) 
. 10000/ per Measurement 
. 6000/ per Measurement 
. 2000/ per Measurement 

*Quenching studies 
. 10000/ per Measurement 
. 6000/ per Measurement 
. 2000/ per Measurement 

*Solvatochormism studies 
. 10000/ per Measurement 
. 6000/ per Measurement 
. 2000/ per Measurement 

*FRET study 
. 7500/ per Measurement 
. 4500/ per Measurement 
. 1500/ per Measurement 

10.  FTRAMAN spectrometer

[Included Preparation charges] 
[Included Preparation charges] 
[Included Preparation charges] 

11.  FTIR spectrometer per spectrum per sample 
[Included Preparation charges] 
[Included Preparation charges] 
[Included Preparation charges] 

CRYSTALLOGRAPHY 

12.  Single crystal XRay Diffractometer (XRD)
For structure determination charges are extra. (Pl. contact the operator) 
Cell Parameters 
. 3570/ per Measurement 
. 1610/ per Measurement 
. 550/ per Measurement 
Cell & Space Group 
. 4760/ per Measurement 
. 2150/ per Measurement 
. 730/ per Measurement 

Morphology 
. 5940/ per Measurement 
. 2670/ per Measurement 
. 900/ per Measurement 

Data Collection 
. 18740/ per Measurement 
. 8440/ per Measurement 
. 2830/ per Measurement 

. 30600/ per Measurement 
. 13820/ per Measurement 
. 4580/ per Measurement 

Data at low temperature 
. 23810/ per Measurement 
. 10470/ per Measurement 
. 3660/ per Measurement 

Data & structure at low tempurature 
. 35620/ per Measurement 
. 15820/ per Measurement 
. 5420/ per Measurement 

IMAGING 

13.  FEI Quanta FEG 200High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)  SEM Image 
. 5940/ per Measurement 
. 2670/ per Measurement 
. 900/ per Measurement 
SEM Image + EDAX 
. 8860/ per Measurement 
. 3960/ per Measurement 
. 1320/ per Measurement 

SEM Image + EDAX + WDS 
. 10680/per Measurement 
. 4820/ per Measurement 
. 1600/ per Measurement 

MAGNETOMETRY 

14.  Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) (Revised Charges) 
Room Temp 
. 5000/ per Measurement 
. 3000/per Measurement 
. 1000/ per Measurement 
Low Temp 
. 12500/ per Measurement 
. 7500/ per Measurement 
MT (or) MH at any fixed Low temp @ . 2500/per Measurement + . 1500/ for every MH measurement at various fixed temp 

High Temp 
. 17500/ per Measurement 
.10500/ per Measurement 
MT (or) MH at any fixed High temp @ . 3500/ per Measurement + . 2000/ for every MH measurement at various fixed temp 

THERMAL ANALYSIS 

15.  DSC (These charges correspond to a standard heating rate 10°k/min) Including Cost of aluminium Crucibles Rs 80/ and Rs 160/ for Heating and Heating + Cooling Measurement per sample. 

High Temp
RT to 500°C 
Heating only . 2930/ per Measurement
Heating and Cooling . 3730/ per Measurement. 
Heating only Rs. 1380/ per Measurement
Heating and Cooling . 1770/ per Measurement. 
Heating only . 520/ per Measurement
Heating and Cooling . 710/ per Measurement. 

Low Temp
40°C 
Heating only . 3640/ per Measurement
Heating and Cooling .4430/ per Measurement. 
Heating only . 1680/ per Measurement
Heating and Cooling . 2100/ per Measurement. 
Heating only . 620/ per Measurement
Heating and Cooling . 820/ per Measurement. 

16.  TG – DSC (These charges correspond to a standard heating rate 10°k/min) Including Charges for Alumina Crucibles Rs 200 

Temp
RT to 1400°C 
. 5890/ per Measurement . 
. 2770/ per Measurement 
.1070/ per Measurement 

C_{p} (Specific heat capacity Measurement)
RT to 1400°C 
. 17020/ per Measurement 
. 7780/ per Measurement 
. 2740/ per Measurement 

ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS 

17.  CHNSO ANALYSER  CS744* 
. 5160/ per Element 
. 3100/ per Element 
. 1040/ per Element 
ONH836* 
. 16490/ per Element 
. 7730/ per Element 
. 2580/ per Element 

Truspec Micro CHNS Module* 
. 16490/ per Element 
. 7730/ per Element 
. 2580/ per Element 

Truspec Micro Oxygen Module 
. 16490/ per Element 
. 7730/ per Element 
. 2580/ per Element 

Per Additional Element* 
. 1550/ per Additional Element 
. 780/ per Additional Element 
. 260/ per Additional Element 

Microwave digestion charges for ICPOES: 
Minimum charges per sample : . 450/ 
Similar samples (up to 5 samples) : . 562/ 
(6  10 samples) : . 810/ 
(10  16 samples) : . 2250/ 
If the samples are of different types, each sample will be charged separately 
Additional Charges may be levied for: 

The Head 
SAIF IIT Madras 
Chennai 600 036. 
Phone No.2257 4935, Fax: 2257 0509/2257 2545 
Email: saif at iitm.ac.in 
saif at iitm.ac.in 