Equipments

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Powder X-Ray Diffractometer
Equipment Name:  Powder X-Ray Diffractometer
Make:  MALVERN PANALYTICAL
Model:  NA
Year of Installation:  2008
Purpose:  XRD analysis of inorganic powder materials
Range:  2Theta: 10-100o  
Sample Requirement:  Should be dry, powder form, non-toxic
Liquid N2 Plant
Equipment Name:  Liquid N2 Plant
Make:  STIRLING CRYOGENICS INDIA PVT. LTD.
Model:  NA
Year of Installation:  2007
Purpose: Producing Liquid N2 for various cryogenic requirements
Capacity: 400 to 600 Lt per week  
Sample Requirement:  NA
Fluorescence Spectrometer
Equipment Name:  Fluorescence spectrometer
Make:  SPEX-FLUROLOG
Model:  FL3-22, FLUROLOG-3 MODULAR SPECTROFLUOROMETER
Year of Installation:  2005
Purpose:  PL analysis of materials
Range:  200 to 900 nm
Sample Requirement:  Liquid, powder form, non-toxic
Thermogravimetry/Differential Thermal  Analyser
Equipment Name:  Thermogravimetry/Differential Thermal Analyser
Make:  SII Nano Technology Inc.
Model: SII NT TG/DTA 6200
Year of Installation:  2009
Purpose: Thermogravimetry analysis of materials
Range:  27oC to 1000oC
Sample Requirement:  Non toxic
UV VIS NIR Spectrophotometer
Equipment Name: UV VIS NIR Spectrophotometer
Make:  SHIMADZU
Model: UV 3600
Year of Installation:  2012
Purpose: DRS analysis of materials
Range:  200 nm to 2500 nm
Sample Requirement:  Powder, Liquid, Non toxic
Tape Casting Facility
Equipment Name:  Double Doctor Blade Tape Casting Facility
Make:  Keko, Slovenia
Model:  CAM-L252TB
Year of Installation:  2009
Purpose:  The tape casting set-up is used to produce flexible, self-supporting green ceramic sheets (substrates) suitable for multilayer ceramic hybrid devices involving low temperature cofired technology (LTCC).
Range:  Thickness range (10 µm–1 mm) and width (4”, 6” and 8”)
Capacity:  up to 1.5 meter
Sample Requirement:  Viscosity of the tape casting slips should be in the range 0.5 to 6 Pa.s at low shear rates
Isostatic Lamination Press
Equipment Name:   Cold Isostatic Lamination Press
Make:  Haikutech, The Netherlands
Model:  ILS 46
Year of Installation:  2014
Purpose:  The isostatic Lamination Press is used to isostatically press thin ceramic green tapes and passive circuit printed layers into a coherent body, after laminating them.
Range:  The pressure range should be 5-42MPa. The operating Temperature range should be from room temperature upto 85 oC (+/-)20C
Capacity:  Dimension of support block should be maximum 4” * 4”size ceramic bars
Sample Requirement:  Thin flexible ceramic wafers delaminated from the Mylar substrates
Semi Automatic Screen & Stencil Printer
Equipment Name:   Semi-Automatic Flatbed Screen Printer
Make:  Ekra, Germany
Model:  XPRT2
Year of Installation:  2014
Purpose:  The isostatic Lamination Press is used to isostatically press thin ceramic green tapes and passive circuit printed layers into a coherent body, after laminating them.
Range:  The pressure range should be 5-42MPa. The operating temperature range should be from room temperature upto 85 oC (+/-)20C
Capacity:  Dimension of support block should be maximum 4” x 4” size ceramic bars
Sample Requirement:  Thin flexible ceramic wafers delaminated from the Mylar substrates
Thermal Property Analyser
Equipment Name:   Anter FlashlineTM 2000
Make:  Anter Corporation, USA
Model:  FlashlineTM 2000
Year of Installation:  2011
Purpose:  Determination of thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of primarily homogeneous isotropic materials by by hitting one side of the sample material with a pulse of intense light and monitoring the other side of the sample for temperature change
Range:  Thermal diffusivity values ranging from 10-7 to 10-3 m2/s, from room temperature to 2000C
Capacity:  Maximum of 3 samples per measurement.
Sample Requirement:  Thin and dense cylindrical samples of diameter in between 12.6mm and 12.75mm, with a thickness less than 6mm
Dilatometer
Equipment Name:  Netzsch 402 PC
Make:  Netzsch, Germany.
Model:  402 PC
Year of Installation:  2009
Purpose:  Dilatometer is used to measure the thermal expansion or contraction of materials (shrinkage) from room temperature up to 1600oC. The dilatometer can be used to analyse many different types of materials including: green bodies and clays, ceramics, glasses, polymer composites and powders.
Range:  Thermal expansion coefficient and shrinkage behavior analysis from room temperature to 12000C
Capacity:  Maximum of 1 sample per measurement.
Sample Requirement:  Cylindrical samples having 8mm diameter and length in the range 20-25mm
Automatic High Temperature Thermo-Mechanical Analyzer
Equipment Name:  Fully Automatic High Temperature Thermo-Mechanical Analyzer
Make:  Schimadzu Thermo-mechanical Analyser
Model:  TMA/SS7300
Year of Installation:  2012
Purpose:  This device is capable of evaluating the thermo-mechanical characteristics of materials, including thermal expansion coefficient for a variety of samples.
Temperature Range: Ambient to 400°C
Sample Dimension: 5 mm x 20 mm L max. (TMA-60H)
Sample Requirement:  Cylindrical pellets of diameter 8mm to 12 mm (ceramic,metal,polymer samples)
Two Port Vector Network Analyzer
Equipment Name:  Two Port Vector Network Analyzer
Make:  Agilent
Model:  E5071C
Year of Installation:  2011
Purpose:  Two-Port Network Analyzer- 300kHz-20GHz with Bias Tees can completely characterizes the complex network parameters without any time delay or degradation in accuracy and precision. It measures the magnitude and phase response of networks and components by comparing the incident signal with transmitted signal. Measurement results are expressed in terms of scattering parameters (S parameters).
Range:  Frequency range 5GHz- 20GHz (Hakki-Coleman and cavity resonator) EMI measurement: X band: 8.2-12.4GHz and Ku band: 12.4-18 GHz SPDR: 5,10,15 GHz
Capacity:  Dimension of samples:
Hakki-Coleman and cavity resonator: D/L=2
X band: 22.86×10.80 mm and Ku band:15.80×7.90 mm
SPDR: 4x4x1 mm
Sample Requirement:  Solid samples with customised dimension and ample mechanical strength.
Ferroelectric Test & Measurement System
Equipment Name: Ferroelectric test & measurement system
Make : aixACCT Systems, Germany
Model: TF Analyzer 3000 unit thick/thin sample holder with temperature measurement facility
Year of Installation: 2015
Purpose:  It can test ferroelectric properties of thin film and bulk disks using FE Module. Standard features of the FE-Module are: Hysteresis measurement, PUND measurement, Fatigue measurement, Retention measurement, Static hysteresis measurement and Leakage current measurement.
SAMPLE HOLDER BULK SET UP THIN FILM SET UP
Frequency Range 1 mHz to 1 kHz 1 mHz to 1 kHz
Amplitude Range Upto 100V Upto 10kV
Sample Requirement
Thickness- 0.1 – 4 mm
Diameter- 5 – 25 mm
Thickness- Few nm to ?m
Diameter-Not restricted
Temperature Range RT to 250°C Not Applicable
Physical Property Measurement System(PPMS),
Quantum Design, Dynacool
Equipment Name:  Physical property Measurement System
Make:  Quantum Design, DynaCool
Year of Installation:  2014
Purpose:  Designed to measure a variety of a sample’s physical properties by controlling the certain conditions.  It is efficient to measure magnetic properties, heat capacity, electrical properties, thermal transport, AC susceptibility etc.
Range:  PPMS is capable of cooling a standard PPMS sample puck from 300 K to 1.9 K, stable, in less than 40 minutes.
Sample Requirement:  Solid samples with customised dimension in powder as well as pellet form.
Surface Area Analyzer
Micromeritics Tri Star II 3020
  • Nitrogen based Adsorption-desorption technique for BET surface area analysis
  • Parameters measured: Surface area, pore volume, pore-size distribution, isotherm type etc.
  • Sample requirement: 60-100 mg
  • Degassing Temperature: 200 C
Zeta potential and particle size analyzer
Anton Paar Litesizer 500)
  • Particle size distribution from dilute dispersions: (0.3 nm to 10 microns)
  • Zeta Potential analysis of aqueous dispersions
  • Zeta potential range : +/- 500 mV
  • Size range: 8 nm – 100 ?m
  • Sample concentration : 1 to 40 % w/v
Rheometer
Anton Paar MCR 102
  • Viscosity with varying shear rates
  • Viscosity with varying shear stress
  • Viscosity with varying time
  • Viscosity with varying temperature
  • Oscillatory tests
  • Amplitude Sweep, Frequency Sweep, Temp. Sweep and Time Sweep
Thermogravimetric analyzer
Perkin Elmer STA 6000
  • Simultaneous Thermal Analyser (TG/DTA) up to 975C in N2/Ar
  • Gravimetric CO2 sorption studies
  • Sample requirement: 5-10 mg
Spray Granulator
  • working volumes of 300 grams to 5kg.
  • granules in the size range of 1-5mm
  • Contact parts of SS 316.
Spray Pyrolyzer
  • Water evaporation capacity of 1 liter per hour
  • Electrically heated spray chambers
  • Stainless steel (AISI 316, corrosion resistant to nitrate salts) chamber with a minimum diameter of 200 mm and length of 800 mm, insulated with ceramic wool and with an outer jacket also of stainless steel
  • Chamber Temperatures up to 450C
Microwave Oven
  • 2KW microwave power
  • 50 L chamber
  • 300C design Temperature
  • 14-45 Min cycle time
Glass reactors
  • 10, 25, 50 L capacity)
  • Class A borosilicate glass meeting ASTM Specification E438.
  • Continuous pH and temperature monitoring system with real-time digital display.
Glass reactors
  • Three axes robotic movement with three dimensional motion control for a working area not less than 400 / 400 / 100 mm(X/Y/Z)
  • Camera with software control for easy programming of tasks
  • On-screen preview of the dispensing path
  • Spray valve controller to adjust spray valve open time in increments of 0.001 seconds
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