Faculty members and researchers of SRM group of institutions, external academic institutions and industries can avail the following facilities.

The following service charges will be applied for the faculty members from SRM group of institutions, external academic institutions and industries:-

Note: All internal users (SRM group of Institutions) must book through SRM EMAIL ID ONLY. Otherwise external charges will be applied.

Sr. No Name of the characterization/fabrication/synthesis facility Charges (including 18 % GST)
Internal users(all SRM group of institutions) External users
Educational Institutions Industry R & D labs
Imaging facility
1 F E I Quanta FEG 200 - High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (HRSEM) Rs. 200- per slot
(Max. 3 samples, 5 images/sample
Rs. 800/- per Sample SEM image or EDS data (max 1 h)

Rs. 1200/- per Sample SEM image with EDS data (max 2 h)
Rs. 5000/- per Sample (max 2 h)

Rs. 7500/- per Sample SEM image with EDS data (max 3 h)
Rs. 2200/- per Sample (max 2 h)

Rs. 3000/- per Sample SEM image with EDS data (max 1 h)
2 Agilent Pico LE Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) AFM/MFM Rs. 200- per hour Rs. 2200/- per sample Rs. 3500/- per sample Rs. 2500/- per sample
Spectroscopic facility
3 UV-vis Spectrophotometer Rs. 100/- per slot Rs. 250- per sample Rs. 1500- per sample Rs. 900- per sample
4 FT-IR spectrometer Rs. 100/- per slot
(6 samples / slot for ATR mode,
3 samples for KBr mode)
Rs. 200- per sample Rs. 1300- pper sample Rs. 700- per sample
5 GC-MS mass spectrometer & Gas chromatography Rs. 100/- per slot + Rs.100/- per slot
for except sample additonal columen cleaning washing and library matching
Rs. 700- per slot Rs. 2000- per slot Rs. 1000- per slot
Crystallography
6 X-ray diffractometer Rs. 100- per slot (powder XRD)
Max.3 smaples / slot
Rs. 400/- per sample
Rs. 750/- per sample
Rs. 1300/- per sample
Rs. 2500/- per sample
Rs. 750/- per sample
Rs. 1850/- per sample
7 Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer (SC-XRD)

Cell parameters
Data collection
Data and structure
Data at low temperature
Data and Structure at low temperature




Rs. 150- per sample
Rs. 200- per hour
Rs. 1750/- per sample
Rs. 400/- (for 1 hr) plus Rs. 250/-
every additional hour
Rs. 2500/- per sample


Rs. 300/- per sample
Rs. 3000/- per sample
Rs. 5000/- per sample
Rs. 7000/- per sample
Rs. 9000/- per sample


Rs.1500/- per sample
Rs.8000/-per sample
Rs.12000/-per sample
Rs.13000/-per sample
Rs.15000/-per sample


Rs. 300/- per sample
Rs. 3000/- per sample
Rs. 5000/- per sample
Rs. 7000/- per sample
Rs. 9000/- per sample
Magnetic characterization
8 Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM)

Room temperature (RT) measurement (at 300 K)


Low temperature (LT) measurement (300 - 15 K)


High temperature (HT) measurement (300 -1000 K)
Rs. 100- per slot(1 samples / slot)


Rs. 200- per slot


Rs. 250- per slot

Rs. 800/- per Measurement

M-T (or) M-H at any fixed Low temp @ Rs. 1800/-per Measurement + Rs.1200/- for every M-H measurement at variously fixed temp

M-T (or) M-H at any fixed High temp @ Rs. 2750/- per Measurement + Rs. 1700/- for every M-H measurement at variously fixed temp
Rs. 4500 per Sample

Rs. 11500 per Sample

Rs. 15000 per Sample
Rs. 2300 per Sample

Rs. 6000 per Sample

Rs. 9000 per Sample
Fabrication/Deposition/Synthesis Facility
9 E-beam evaporation Rs. 100/- per hour Rs. 600- per hour Rs. 2000- per hour Rs. 900- per hour
10 RF/DC SputteringRF/DC Sputtering Rs. 100/- per hour Rs. 600- per hour Rs. 2000- per hour Rs. 900- per hour
11 Electro spinning Rs. 100/- per hour Rs. 600- per hour Rs. 2500- per sample Rs. 1300- per sample
12 Arc melting unit Rs. 100/- per hour Rs. 600- per hour Rs. 2000- per hour Rs. 900- per hour
13 High temperature Furnace and
Hot Air oven
Rs. 50/- per hour Rs. 600- per sample Rs. 2000- per sample Rs. 1300- per sample
XPS
14 X-ray Photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
PHI Versaprobe III
Rs. 1250- per sample for maximum of 5 elements (with one Ar etching). Rs. 250 for every additional element


Rs. 1000 for every additional Ar etching and maximum of 5 elements. Rs. 250 for every additional element


Rs. 6000 per sample for Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS)
Rs. 2500- per sample for maximum of 5 elements (with one Ar etching). Rs. 500 for every additional element


Rs. 2000 for every additional Ar etching and maximum of 5 elements. Rs. 500 for every additional element


Rs. 12000 per sample for Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS)
Rs. 8000- per sample for maximum of 5 elements (with one Ar etching). Rs. 1500 for every additional element

Rs. 7000 for every additional Ar etching and maximum of 5 elements. Rs. 1500 for every additional element

Rs. 25000 per sample for Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS)
Rs. 6000- per sample for maximum of 5 elements (with one Ar etching). Rs. 1000 for every additional element

Rs. 5000 for every additional Ar etching and maximum of 5 elements. Rs. 1000 for every additional element

Rs. 15000 per SampleRs. 18000 per sample for Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS)
15 Quantum Efficiency measurement system Rs. 250/- per sample Rs. 750- per sample Rs. 1500- per sample Rs. 750- per sample
16 Impedance Analyzer

Room Temp.

High Temp.



Rs. 50/- per sample

Rs. 300/- per sample (max. 3 hr) plus Rs.100/- for every
additional hour
Rs. 300/- per sample

Rs. 1000/- per sample
Rs. 1000/- per sample

Rs. 2500/- per sample
Rs. 300/- per sample

Rs. 1000/- per sample
17 BallMilling SS container mills: Rs. 400/- per sample (Max 10 hrs) plus Rs.100/- for every additional hour Tungsten carbide mills: Rs. 600/- per sample (Max 10 hrs) plus Rs.100/- for every additional hour

Mode of payment:

Instrumentation charges can be paid either through demand draft (DD) in favor of “SRMIST Consultancy” payable at Chennai or through online transfer (NEFT/IMPS).

For online transfer:
Account Name: SRMIST Consultancy
Ac. No: 6338865174
Bank Name: Indian Bank
SRM University Branch
Kattankulathur
Branch Code - 1975
IFSC Code: IDIB000S181

Note: Slots will be approved only after uploading the proof of payment details.
Proof of payment details must be uploaded within 48 hrs of booking. Otherwise the slots will be cancelled.

Acknowledgement:
Any journal publications/proceedings arising out of the NRC research facility must be acknowledged by the users. If acknowledged, in SCI/SCOPUS indexed journal publications 30% discount on the immediate next 2 bookings can be availed.

Please follow the following format for the acknowledgements:
We acknowledge Nanotechnology Research Centre (NRC), SRMIST for providing the research facilities.

General instructions:
Maximum 2 slots (Hrs) can be booked per faculty in 15 days for FESEM and XRD
Maximum 8 slots (Hrs) can be booked per faculty in 15 days for UV-Vis spectrometer, FTIR and GC-MS
Maximum 12 slots (Hrs) per faculty in 15 days for VSM

Instructions for XPS:
Maximum 5 samples per faculty in 15 days for XPS.
Sample dimensions for XPS: Thin Films (Area: max. 1 cm2), Pellet (Area: max. 1 cm2, Height: Max 2 mm) and powders (Weight: Min 5-10 mg).
If possible, powders can be made into pellets.
Bio-samples/volatile/degassing samples are NOT PERMITTED for XPS.
Sample containing high vapour pressure elements such as Na, K, S, P,F, Zn, Se, As, I, Te or Hg are not suitable for depth profile analysis.
Samples for XPS should be submitted ONE DAY prior to the measurement.

Instructions for Impedance Analyzer:
• Size of the sample – For pellet diameter (12-13 mm), thickness (1-2 mm), for thin film (Area: max. 1 cm2).
• Metal contact details: For pellet both sides should be coated on any conductive paste, coating size for thin film (area- 2 mm), electrode distance should be 2 mm.
• After coating, the sample should be sintered (1 hour) for your maximum measurement temperature.

Postal address for sending samples:
The HEAD, Nanotechnology Research Centre (NRC)
Hi-Tech Building, Ground Floor, Main campus
SRM institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur,
Chennai-603203, Tamil Nadu

For queries please contact: hod.nano.ktr@srmist.edu.in

Common instructions:
• Kindly come and collect your samples within 2 working days, after you got the results.
• We will Discard the samples permanently after 3 days of characterization.
• If you want your sample back, please attach a self-addressed envelope (with postal stamp pasted), so that we will send your sample and cash bill.
• As per SRMIST Consultancy instruction, any kind of UPI Transaction (Etc: Gpay, phonepe, paytm) are strictly not accepted for ONLINE Booking.
• While doing the payment, a remark with “NRC_ instrument name” should be added & should appear in the payment proof. Please use the payment done within 15 days as the slot date and do not use old payments.
• While submission of sample kindly brings a hard copy of payment receipt.