Circular

Circular
We hereby inform that the following materials characterization facilities are available at the Nanotech
Research Facility of PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, Coimbatore.
1. Multimode Scanning Probe Microscope, AFM/STM (NT-MDT)
AFM Imaging: Contact / Semicontact mode
Special Techniques available:
In Air and Vacuum: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Lateral Force Microscopy (LFM), Phase
Imaging, Force Modulation, Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM), Electrostatic Force Microscopy
(EFM), Adhesion force imaging, AFM Lithography, Spreading Resistance Imaging (SRI), Scanning
Capacitance Imaging (SCI), Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy (SKM), Heating Stage Operations,
Nanoscelrometry with AFM-Nanoindentation.
In Liquid: Contact AFM/LFM/Adhesion Force Imaging/Force Modulation, Resonant Mode, Phase
Imaging, AFM Lithography, Electrochemical AFM/STM Imaging
Faculty in charge:
Dr. P.Biji, Assistant Professor in Nanotechnology, PSGIAS
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
2. Bench-top Scanning Probe Microscope, AFM/STM (Nanosurf)
AFM Imaging: Contact Mode, STM: imaging in air
Faculty in charge:
Dr. R.Selvakumar, Assistant Professor in Nanobiotechnology,
PSGIAS
Email: [email protected]
3. High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM):
The High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM) at PSGIAS is a JEOL JEM 2100
with the following features and applications:
•
200kV acceleration voltage and provision to work with lower voltages according to the sample
requirements.
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Operations: Bright Field (BF) and Dark Field (DF) imaging, High Resolution Electron Microscopy
(HREM), Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED), Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDS),
Nano Beam Diffraction (NBD) and Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction (CBED).
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The image recording is done with the help of CCD camera.
Faculty in charge:
Dr. Anuradha Ashok, Assistant Professor, PSGIAS
Email: [email protected]
Researchers from various institutions are welcome to use these facilities. Those who want to avail
these facilities are requested to send the filled job requisition form (Downloadable from PSGIAS
website) and advance DD/Cheque (if applicable) in favour of “The Director, PSG Institute of
Advanced Studies” payable at Coimbatore to:
Mrs. Uma Maheswari
PSG Institute of Advanced Studies
PB No: 1609, Peelamedu
Coimbatore-641 004
Email: [email protected], Phone: 0422-4344000 (Extn: 4104)
Rules and Charges for using the facility
1. To avail any facility prior registration is a must.
2. Analysis will be done on charge basis.
3. Appointment will be given as per queue and the allotted time for the slot will be informed through Email.
4. For a better analysis basic details about the sample should be given.
5. Before giving the sample for TEM analysis we suggest that of the sample is characterized by any other
techniques such as XRD, SEM, AFM, TG etc.
6. Refunds will not be made in any case.
7. Analysis Charges:
User
Internal (PSG institutions)
External Colleges and
Universities
Industry
*
NTMDT-
Nanosurf-
HRTEM**
AFM/STM*
1000/3,000/-
AFM/STM
625/1,250/-
1,875/5,000/-
6,000 /-
2,500/-
10,000/-
Special techniques will cost additional charges.
** Charge for a slot of 90 minutes, which includes specimen loading and vacuum along with
the analysis (Excludes specimen preparation charges).
Multimode SPM (NTMDT)-Special techniques analysis charges
Modes
Microscopy (AFM)
Internal
External
1000
3000
Microscopy (LFM)
1000
3000
sistance Imaging (SRI)
1500
3500
ation mode
1000
3000
g
1000
3000
ce Imaging
1250
3250
ce Microscopy (MFM)
2000
4000
Microscopy (EFM)
1500
3500
Microscopy
1500
3500
acitance Imaging (SCI)
1500
3500
e operations
2000
4000
tion
2000
4000
Operations
1500
3500
ndition
2000
4000
neling Microscopy
1500
3500
cal STM
2000
4000
2000
4000
Internal
External
625
1250
Modes
Nanosurf)
* The 12.36 % of VAT will be extra.
8. TEM Specimen preparation:
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User may prepare their TEM specimens by themselves.
Charges for the TEM specimen preparation at PSG IAS.
Powder type
Sample type
Using Cu grid with Formware-
Charges*
312.50/-
C coating
Using Cu grid with Ultrathin
500/-
Cu on holey C film
Using Cu grid with holey C
1,250/-
film
Metals, ceramics, crystals, Thin film surface etc.
1,250/Thin film (cross section)
1,875/* Charges given above are for the internal users. The charges are 3 times for external
colleges/universities and 6 times for industries.
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TEM specimens for biological samples should be prepared by the user.
9. Samples which are not high vacuum compatible and magnetic samples cannot be analyzed by HRTEM.
10. External colleges & Universities and industry users should pay the charges in advance along with the
sample for characterization
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