Facilities

State of the art facilities for adsorption studies

  • Mercury porosimetry (Autopore IV) by Micromeritics: Characterisation of porous solids or powder of pore sizes ranging from 3 nm to 1000 microns
  • Nitrogen adsorption (ASAP 2010) by Micromeritics: Characterisation of porous solids or powder of pore sizes ranging from 3.5 Angstrom to 100 nm

State of the art facilities for imaging

  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with EDAX/ESEM facilities by FEI Quanta 200

State of the art facilities for spectroscopy

  • Solid state NMR with broadband probe for higher sensitivity by Bruker 400 ultra shield  Advance II
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy by Horiba Jobin Yvon Fluoromax-4
  • UV-Visible-Near IR by Shimadzu UV-3600, Shimadzu Corp. Japan
  • FT-IR by SHIMADZU 8300, Shimadzu Corp. Japan

State of the art facilities for materials characterisation

  • X-ray powder diffraction by Inel, Equinox 2000
  • Magnetic measurement by variable sample magnetometry (VSM)
  • Laser particle size analyser (Malvern Zetasizer 3)

State of the art facilities for materials preparation

  • Hydrothermal bombs by Parr Instrument Co. USA
  • Ash furnace by Vectar, UK
  • Variable temperature (4 to 600C) incubator
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