Centre for Nanotechnology Research (CNR)

Services

Fabrication / Characterization facilities

The following instruments from the Centre for Nanotechnology Research (CNR) are being extended for testing on pay per use basis internal (within VIT), external (outside VIT) researchers, as well as industries.

1. Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry
2. Optical Microscope (Under Service) | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry
3. Raman Spectroscopy (Under Service) | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry
4. Particle Size Analyser | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry
5. Zeta Potential Analyser | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry
6. Thermal Properties Analyser | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry
7. Viscometer | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry
8. UV Visible Spectroscopy | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry
9. Dip Coater | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry
10. Spin coater | Technical Note | Application form Academic / Industry

Dr. George Jacob, Assistant Professor Senior, Centre for Nanotechnology Research is the faculty coordinator of Testing and Consultancy (Office: TT 321A). He will coordinate the consultancy process along with Dr. Raja Sellappan, Associate Professor Senior and Lab In-charge Nanotechnology Lab, Mr. Samuel Thomas Jeyaraj A., Lab Assistant and Mr. E Sathyanarayanan, Lab Attender.

Standard Operating Procedure for Internal Users

  • Booking a slot is mandatory for using the instrument in CNR.
  • Slots have to be booked one week in advance.
  • Individual application forms have to be submitted for each instrument.
  • Filled application forms will be accepted every Friday, 10:00 AM at TT 027, Nanotechnology Lab

    Fabrication / Characterisation Slot Booking Schedule
    Date Every Friday
    Time 10:00 AM
    Venue TT 027, Nanotechnology Lab
  • While collecting the application forms, the next week's available slots will be fixed based on first come first serve basis. (If the slots are full, the user will have to wait one more week to book the slot or the co-ordinator will inform the next available slot).
  • Researchers are requested to report to the lab (TT 027) 15 minutes before the allotted slot with properly prepared samples (For sample preparation, please refer to the technical notes of the individual instruments).
  • Results will be provided through email only.
  • For more details about the instruments/analysis, please refer to the technical notes of the individual instruments.

Standard Operating Procedure for External Users

  • Booking slots through email communication is mandatory for using the instrument in CNR (cnr.consultancy@vit.ac.in).
  • Slots have to be booked one week in advance.
  • External samples are analysed on all Fridays.
  • After confirming the analysis date and slot, you can submit your sample(s) with the filled application form and DD.
  • Individual application forms need to be submitted for each instrument.
  • The analysis charges will be accepted through Demand Draft taken in the name of “VIT Vellore”, payable at Vellore.
  • The analysis cost of each instrument is available in the application note.
  • Results will be provided through email only.
  • For more details about the instruments/analysis, please refer to the technical note of the individual instruments.
  • If you want to submit your sample(s) via courier/speed post, you can send it to the following address,

    The Consultancy Coordinator,
    Centre for Nanotechnology Research,
    Vellore Institute of Technology,
    Vellore – 632014.
    Cell: 9994882510

  • The analysis report of the sample(s) received through courier/speed post will be sent within 15 days of receipt of the sample(s).

Available Slots

Day Instruments
Monday (Internal users) AFM, Optical Microscope, Raman Spectroscopy, UV Visible Spectroscopy.
Tuesday (Internal users) AFM (2 Slots), Raman Spectroscopy, Particle Size Analyzer with Zeta Potential, Thermal conductivity Measurement, UV Visible Spectroscopy (2 Slots), Electrospinning Apparatus, Spin Coating Unit.
Wednesday (Internal users) AFM, Optical Microscope (2 Slots), Raman Spectroscopy, Particle Size Analyzer with Zeta Potential, Thermal conductivity Measurement, Viscosity analysis (2 Slots), Dip Coating Unit (2 Slots), Electrospinning Apparatus, Spin Coating Unit.
Thursday (Internal users) Optical Microscope, Electrospinning Apparatus.
Friday External users

Terms and Conditions

You have to acknowledge the facilities used at the Centre for Nanotechnology Research, VIT Vellore at the time of publishing the results in the journal(s) under the title Acknowledgement.