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About CIL

The Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL) was established at Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Pallavaram, in 2017 to help the scientific community for their advanced research with nominal charges. The centre was initially housed with the state-of-the art facilities such as

  • Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) with Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) for Particle size and Zeta Potential measurement
  • High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)
  • BET surface area analyzer.

 

Owing to the overwhelming response from the research community, by 2019 the centre has been equipped with additional high end sophisticated instrumentations such as

  • Confocal Raman imaging and spectroscopy
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Electrochemical workstation
  • Contact angle meter
  • Real time polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR)
  • UV-Visible spectrophotometer
  • Fourier Transform-Infra Red Spectroscopy (FT-IR) including Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) and Diffused Reflectance Spectroscopy (DRS) modes.

Vision

To be a reliable equipment facility centre for the advanced research and experimentation, creating a vibrant inter-disciplinary atmosphere.

Mission

To help the academic and industrial communities in solving the challenging scientific and industrial tasks using the established non-profitable facilities.

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Instrument

Model

Principal Company

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1X-ray diffractometer (XRD)SmartLabRigaku Corporation International Marketing Division. JapanDownload
2Dynamic light scattering - Particle Size and Zeta potential analyzerNanotrac Wave IIMicrotrac, Inc. USADownload
3BET Surface area analyzerBELSorp MaxMicrotrac, BEL Corp, JapanDownload
4Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM)- Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS)FESEM: Quattro SFEI Company of USA (S.E.A) PTE LTD, SingaporeDownload
5Confocal Raman Spectroscopy/ImagingAlpha300RWITec GmbH GermanyDownload
6Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)STAR e System TGA/DSC3+Mettler-Toledo, SwizerlandDownload
7Differential Scanning Colorimetry (DSC)DSC-3Mettler-Toledo, SwizerlandDownload
8Fourier Transform IR spectroscopy (FTIR)Spectrum Two FT-IR/Sp10 SoftwarePERKIN ELMER, USADownload
9Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)XE7Park Systems, South KoreaDownload
10High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)Autosampler: Linomat 5, Developer: TLC Scanner 3CAMAG, GermanyDownload
11Real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)StepOneThermofisher Scientific, USADownload
12UV-Vis SpectrophotometerJAZOceian optics, USADownload
13Electrochemical Workstation760ACH instruments, USADownload
14Contact angle meterHolmarch, IndiaDownload

Charge details for using the equipment at Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL), VISTAS

Instruments (Model & Make)

 

Service Charges excluding 18% GST per Sample (Rs.)


 
AcademicIndustries
POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION (P-XRD) (2θ range-5 to 130) (Model- SmartLab SE X-Ray; Make- Rigaku, Japan)
5001000
FIELD EMISSION SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE (FESEM) WITH ENERGY DISPERSIVE X-RAY SPECTROMETER (EDS) (Model- Quattro S; Make- ThermoFisher Scientific, USA)
FESEM image (5 to 7 images)15003000
EDS (One EDS spectra & one elemental mapping) 7501000
FESEM with EDS (5 images with One EDS spectra & one elemental mapping )20004000
DYNAMIC LIGHT SCATTERING (DLS) Analysis (Model- Nanotrac Wave II; Make- Microtrac Inc, USA)
Particle Size10002000
Particle Size with Zeta potential15003000
BET ANALYSIS (Model -BETSORP Max; Make- Microtrac BEL, Japan)
Surface Area20004000
Adsorption/Desorption isotherm25005000
SIMULTANEOUS THERMOGRAVIMETER/DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETER (TGA-DSC) (Temp from RT to +1500° C) (Model- DSC 3+ Make- Mettler toledo, Swizerland)
Heating only (charges per hour)15002000
Heating and Cooling (charges per hour)20003000
DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETER (DSC) ) (Temp from -80° C to +400) (Model- DSC 3+ Make- Mettler toledo, Switzerland
Heating only (charges per hour)15002000
Heating and Cooling (charges per hour)20003000
ATTENUATED TOTAL REFLECTANCE FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRA-RED SPECTROMETER (ATR-FTIR)
(Model- Spectrum 2 ; Make- PerkinElmer, USA)
ATR mode300700
Transmittance mode400800
Diffused reflectance mode5001000
Liquid sample (non-aqueous)7501500
ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE (AFM) (Model- Park XE7 ; Make- Park System, Korea)
Non-Contact mode (4 images per sample)15002000
Tapping mode (4 images per sample)20003000
Contact mode (4 images per sample)20003000
Lateral Force Microscope (LFM) mode20003000
Electrochemical In-suite studies 750010000
Liquid probe mode 20003000
Magnetic Force Microscope (MFM) mode20003000
Force Modulated Microscope (FMM) mode20003000
CONFOCAL RAMAN MICROSCOPE-IMAGINING/SPECTROMETER (Model-Apollo 300R Make-Witech, Germany)
Raman spectra only10001500
Chemical(2D) imaging and spectra analysis20003000
Depth profiling and spectra analysis 30005000
3D imaging and spectra analysis750010000
HIGH PERFORMANCE THIN LAYER CHROMOTOGRAPHY (HPTLC) (Model- Linomat 5, TLC Scanner 3 ; Make- Camag, Switzerland)
Screening15003000
Quantification20005000
REAL TIME-POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (RT-PCR) (Model - StepOne; Make- Applied Biosystems, ThermoFishier Scientific)
*Charges on Request
Contact angle meter (Model- HO-IAD-CAM-1 ; Make-Holmarch, India)
Contact angle300500
ELECTROCHEMICAL WORKSTATION (Model- 760A; Make-CH instruments, USA)
Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) studies (5 cycles at scan rate 20mV/s) 300500
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)5001000
UV-VIS SPECTROPHOTOMETER (Model-JAZ ; Make-Oceian optics, USA)
Solid samples- DRS mode5001000
Absorbance mode300500

Terms and Condition

  • GST (18%) should be paid along with the analysis charges
  • Original and Photocopy of DD drawn in favor of “VISTAS” payable at Chennai, should be submitted at the time of analysis along with sample and request form
  • Photocopy of the receipt for payment made by cash should be submitted at the time of analysis along with sample and request form
  • Courier the sample, DD and form should be addressed to “Technical Officer, Central Instrumentation Laboratory, Velan Nagar, P.V. Vaithiyalingam Road, Pallavaram, Chennai – 600 117, Tamil Nadu, India. Phone- 9962506284”
  • For queries contact only through mail cilab@velsuniv.ac.in
  • Any publication out of work carried out using CIL facilities should be duly acknowledged as “VELS INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCED STUDIES (VISTAS), Chennai”

 

Contact

Dr. Devendiran M

Scientific Officer,

Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL).

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS),

PV Vaithiyalingam Rd, Velan Nagar, Pallavaram, Chennai – 600 117, Tamil Nadu, India

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