ICP - OES

Our CEM MARS microwave digestion system is not working. Please do not submit solid samples for ICP-OES analysis until futher notice.

HRSEM

Due to major technical problem (HTSU Full Unit), the HRSEM facility will not be available till 1st week of November 2017. The exact date operational will be intimated later.

DSC

Currently our low temperature DSC 204 instrument is operable only in the range of -40° to 500°(heating & cooling)

VSM

Due to heavy backlog in the number of samples for VSM characterisation no further samples will be accepted from both Internal & External users till 31st August 2017

ESR/EPR

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).

HR-SEM

Due to operational reasons and prolonged break down of HR-SEM facility, the requisition forms submitted by internal users between 1st Feb 2017 and 31stMarch 2017 stands cancelled. Hence you are requested to resubmit if at all needed.

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

Samples

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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