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Centre for Nanotechnology Research (CNR)

Services

Name of the Equipment and details Analysis Target
Scanning Probe Microscope Models: 
Veeco CP-II
Nanosurf Easy Scan2
Nanosurf Nio
• Contact and Non-contact modes of Atomic force microscopy.
• Surface morphology, topography, Roughness on thin film. 
• Surface porosity on thin films • Particle size and shape measurement
• 3D image of the surface
• Scanning tunnelling microscopy for Current image of conductive thin film
• Lateral force microscopy for tribology studies. 
• Magnetic force microscopy for study of magnetic nanoparticles. 
• Electrosctic force microscopy for study of electric property
• Local anodic oxidation lithography for patterning metals and semiconductors. 
• Dip pen lithography using colloidal inks
• Academicians and researchers.
• Polymer and ceramic industry
• Rubber industry
• Semiconductor Industry
• Sensors and thin film manufactures 
• Automobile industry
• Crystal growth centres
• Metallurgy processing units
• Medical implants industry
For further details contact Prof. George Jacob
Email:gerogejacob@vit.ac.in
Optical Microscope
Model: Olympus BX 61
• Upto 1000X magnification
• Particle size and shape measurement
• 3D imaging of the surface 
• Reflective and transmittive modes of imaging
• Bright field and dark filed imaging
• Differential Interference Contrast Imaging
• Motion capturing
• Academicians and researchers. 
• Polymer and ceramic industry
• Rubber industry
• Semiconductor Industry
• Sensors and thin film manufactures 
• Automobile industry
• Crystal growth centres
• Metallurgy processing units
• Medical implants industry
For further details contact
Prof. George Jacob:
Email: gerogejacob@vit.ac.in
Metal Evaporation Unit   For further details contact
Prof. Niroj Kumar Sahu
Email: nirojs@vit.ac.in
Thermal conductivity measurement
Model: KD2-Pro
• The KD2 Pro is a fully portable field and lab thermal properties analyzer. It uses the transient line heat source method to measure thermal conductivity, resistivity, diffusivity/ specific heat of liquid samples. 
• Measurement of thermal conductivity/thermal resistivity of liquid samples at various temperatures. Complies with ASTM, IEEE, SSSA Standards
Heat transfer liquids, Nanofluids, Thermophysical properties of various liquids. 
For further details contact 
Prof. V. Velmurugan 
Email: vvelmurugan@vit.ac.in
Electrochemical workstation
Model: CHI 660C
• Cyclic voltammetry Technique
• Charge/Discharge measurements
• Capacitance measurements
• Tafel plot
• Life cycle measurements
• AC Impedance analysis
• Differential pulse voltammetry
• Linear Sweep Voltammetry
• Amperometry i-t analysis
• Electrochemical Thin film coatings
• Material Testing for Fuel cells, Electrochemical 
• Supercapacitors, Electrocatalysis (Testing redox activity of various organic molecules), Chemical Sensors, Biosensors, Heavy metal ion detection.
• Researchers/Scientists/RD working in Energy Conversion, Energy storage, Sensors and Environmental domain. 
• For further details
• contact Prof. A. Nirmala Grace
• Email: anirmalagrace@vit.ac.in
Viscometer 
Model : Brookfield DV2T
To measure the viscosity of fluids at various temperatures. (-10°C to +150°C) All kinds of fluids from low viscous (water) to high viscous (oils) 
For further details
contact Prof. V. Velmurugan 
Email:vvelmurugan@vit.ac.in
Nanofiber spinner
Model: Espin Nano
High yield fabrication method for one dimensional (1D) nanostructures like ribbons, fibers, etc., 
Relatively inexpensive technique. 
Features of the as-spun nanofibers are one-dimensional morphology, extraordinary length, large surface area and highly porous structures used for wide range of applications.
• Researchers working in Energy, environmental, high strength materials, electronic materials and biomedical. 
• Manufacturers of nanofiber mats and fabrics of several polymer, ceramic and composite materials. 
• Filters, protective clothing, Biomedical like Tissue engineering, Scaffold materials, wound dressing. 
• High strength composite materials, polymeric fibres for sensors, electronic and photonic materials. 
• For further details
contact Prof. A. Nirmala Grace
Email:anirmalagrace@vit.ac.in
UV-Vis Spectrophotometer  High yield fabrication method for one dimensional (1D) nanostructures like ribbons, fibers, etc., 
Relatively inexpensive technique. 
Features of the as-spun nanofibers are one-dimensional morphology, extraordinary length, large surface area and highly porous structures used for wide range of applications. Used for quantitative and qualitative analysis of samples to determine the electronic/absorption properties for all kinds of liquid samples. 
To characterise the surface plasmonic resonance of nanoparticles. 
To calculate the concentration of organic/bio compounds 
Wavelength Range: 200-800 nm. 
Applications: 
Absorbance of unknown samples, nanoparticles; Kinetic studies for catalysis, drug delivery.
For further details 
contact Prof. Niroj Kumar Sahu
Email: nirojs@vit.ac.in
Photochamber For UV degradation of dyes/organic compounds. A kinetic study can be done in connection
Applications: Environmental applications for degradation of dyes, organic compounds.
For further details
contact Prof. Niroj Kumar Sahu 
Email: nirojs@vit.ac.in
Gas sensing setup For testing materials towards sensititvity of different gases. For further details 
contact Prof. V. Velmurugan 
Email: vvelmurugan@vit.ac.in
Semiconductor parameter analyser Parameter analyzers perform from basic I-V and C-V measurement sweeps to advanced ultra-fast pulse I-V, waveform generation & capture and transient I-V measurements of semiconductor devices and materials. For further details
contact Prof. Palla Penchalaiah 
Email: vvelmurugan@vit.ac.in
Nanofluid interferometer To measure various properties/parameters of nanofluids like ultrasonic velocity, compressibility. This instrument is used widely for nanofluids, pure liquids, organic liquids, electrolytes, polymers, drugs/blood, milk, oils, lubricants, amino acids/proteins. 
• Milk
• Sugar and confectionaries, 
Soap manufacturers • Lubricants and petroleum industry
• Nanofluids
• Polymer industry 
For further details contact 
Prof. A. Nirmala Grace 
Email: anirmalagrace@vit.ac.in