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Divisional Facilities

Humidity controlled laboratory for special glass melting
Salient features:
  • Maximum melting Temperature: 1500oC
  • Furnace Type: Raising hearth for glass melting and box type muffle furnace for annealing and heat treatment.
  • Control: PID (Eurotherm)
  • Working Humidity (minimum): 20 % RH
Glass melting furnaces
Salient features:
  • Maximum Temperature: 1700oC
  • Furnace Type: Raising hearth for glass melting and box type muffle furnace for annealing and heat treatment.
  • Control: PID (Eurotherm)
High Temperature Observation Furnace
(Make: M/s Glass Service Inc., Czech Republic; Model: GPI system-XP/D)
Salient features:
  • Furnace Tempmax. : 1600oC
  • High temp observation: Image analyser with digital camera
  • Capabilities : can capture the complete course of batch melting and refining process
  • Behavior of single bubble during glass melting
  • Bubble growth and shrinkage
  • The glass forming process
  • Reboiling temperature, the dissolution of solid bodies in glass melt
  • Measurement of surface tension
Microwave furnace 1600oC
(M/S SAIREM, France)
Salient features:
Processing chamber: 304 stainless steel, cavity size of 427x427x488 mm
Temperature measurement: Infrared Pyrometer (350-1600oC)
  • MW output power: 0.6 to 6 kW, multimode microwave furnace
  • Frequency: 2.45 GHz
  • Atmosphere of operation: Air/ inert/ reducing ( 5% H2 with N2)
Rocking Furnace
(Make: Deltech, USA)
Salient features:
  • Max temperature: 1000oC
  • Rocking about 45 degree in both ways
  • Equipped with Auto quenching mechanism
Planar Magnetron DC Sputtering Unit
(Make: Hind High Vaccum Co.Pvt.Ltd, Bangalore, India; Model: 12" MSPT)
Salient features:
  • High Vaccum Coating Unit for metal Contacts.
(Make: M/s Zygo corporation, USA; Model: GPI system-XP/D)
Salient features:
  • Measurement : Flatness and bulk optic homogeneity
  • Test beam : 4 inch (102 mm) to 6 inch (152 mm)
  • Accuracy : up to 10-6 homogeneity
  • Resolution : better than l/8,000
  • Samples : size -10 mm -6" flats/bulk
(Make: M/s Strainoptics Inc., USA; Model: DIAS-1600)
Salient features:
  • Equipped with : Digital image analysis system with software
  • Measurement : Residual stress or Retardation
  • Range : -140 to 140 nm/mm in H.S mode || 0 to 285 nm/mm in STD mode
  • Viewing area : 75 mm
  • Samples : Transparent solids (transparency above 50 %)
Prism coupler
(Make: M/s Metricon Corporation, USA; Model: 2010/M)
Salient features:
  • Equipped with five lasers : 473,532,633,1064 and 1550nm (as light sources)
  • RI Measurement range : 1 - 3.1
  • Accuracy : 0.0001
  • Capable of measuring waveguide loss for 633 - 1600 nm
  • Samples : solids (thin films, bulk plates)
UV-Vis-NIR Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
(Make: M/s Photon Technology International; Model: custom configuration)
Salient features:
  • Wavelength range - Ex : 200-1000nm || Em : 200-2540nm
  • Lifetime range : in microseconds to milliseconds
  • Samples : solids (plates, powders etc.) and liquids
Raman Spectrometer
(Make: HORIBA Jobin Yvon, France; Model: Lab Ram HR 800 EV)
Salient features:
  • Range: 50 - 3000 cm-1
  • Excitation source: 785 nm diode laser and 480 nm Argon ion laser
  • Equipped with LINKAM temperature controller (-150oC to 600oC)
  • Samples: Bulk and Powders
UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer
(Make: Perkin Elmer, USA; Model: LAMDA 950)
Salient features:
  • Wavelength range: 200 to 3200 nm
  • Spectral mode: Absorbance, Transmittance and Reflectance (Specular and Diffuse)
  • Equipped with 150 mm Integrating Sphere for diffuse Reflectance (250 to 2500 nm)
  • Samples: Solids, Powders, films and Liquids
FTIR Spectrometer
(Make: Perkin Elmer, USA; Model: Frontier FT-IR/FIR Spectrometer)
Salient features:
  • Range: 30 - 700 cm-1 (FIR region); 400 - 4000 cm-1 (MIR region)
  • Windows: KBr for MIR and Polyethylene for FIR region
  • Samples: Bulk, Powder (Using KBr binder)
  • Spectral mode: Absorbance, Transmittance and Reflectance
Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (DSC, DTA, TGA)
(Make: NETZSCH, Germany, Model: Jupiter)
Salient features:
  • Temp. Range: RT- 1650oC
  • Temp. Accuracy: 0.5oC
  • Windows based Thermal Analysis software: Proteus 6
  • Measurement Mode: TG/DTA and TG/DSC with sensor based technology
  • Equipped with Robotic arm for Auto Sample loading
Micro Hardness Tester
(Make: Clemex CMT, Canada; Model: MMT-X7)
Salient features:
  • Computer control micro-hardness tester
  • Test method: Knoop and Vickers
Optical microscopes
(Make: Olympus Japan; Model: BX51)
Salient features:
  • Equipped with Objective Lenses: 5X, 10X, 20X, 50X and 100X

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