Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility
Test Reports issued by CSIR-CGCRI are accepted by Government and private agencies throughout the country. Internationally, CSIR-CGCRI is the preferred agency in India for testing and characterisation of materials in its domain. The confidentiality of the results and test related documents thereto are guaranteed.

CSIR-CGCRI

CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI) originally proposed to be named as Central Glass & Silicate Research Institute is one of the first four laboratories decided to be set up under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, the other three being National Chemical Laboratory,Pune; National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi and Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad. Even though it started functioning in a limited way in 1944, the Institute was formally inaugurated on August 26, 1950.

Services

Testing and Characterisation Cell has been set up to act as Single Window Clearing Unit for all testing and characterisation related services.

Testing of raw materials & products in the field of Glass, Ceramics, Refractory and Composites are being carried out as per National and International standards, wherever applicable.

Facilities

The major testing programme of this Institute includes the following facilities: Lithium Battery, SEM, EDAX, XRD, ICP & AAS (Chemical Analysis), Optical property evaluation, Mechanical property evaluation of ceramic, refractory & composite materials, Thermal & Thermo-mechanical property evaluation of refractory materials, DTA, TGA & Surface Area (BET) evaluation, Evaluation of Dielectric properties of Ceramics and Glasses

Contact

Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility
Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S.C. Mullick Road,
Kolkata – 700 032, West Bengal, India


Tel : +91 33 2473 3496 (Ex. 3473/3395)
Website : http://www.cgcri.res.in/saif
Fax : +91 33 2483 7339
Email : testing_cell@cgcri.res.in

About SAIF-CGCRI

Materials Characterization and Instrumentation Division (MCID) offers comprehensive techniques and capabilities that are crucial to modern materials research and analysis to draw composition-structure-property correlations in ceramics, glass, metals, and composite materials important for both academic Institutes and Industry. Facilities at MCID can provide information about the thermal and physical properties and chemical state of elements in a wide variety of materials. The Division houses various state-of-the-art instruments for characterizing various aspects of materials. These include Atomic and molecular spectroscopy based techniques like Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES), Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (FAAS), UV-Visible Spectrophotometry, CNO analyzer. There are various other instrumented characterization techniques like Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Dilatometry, Themal Conductivity, Rheometry, Porosimetry, Particle Size Analysis, Gas Pycnometer, etc. which are employed by the Division for characterization of the various thermo-physical properties of materials to contribute to the institute’s various R&D activities on wide variety of materials. The Division has a major activity for the development of analytical methods for chemical characterization of glass, ceramic and allied materials, metals and environmental samples related to all the projects of the institute as well as different glass, ceramic and other industries, universities, research organizations etc. Primary objective of Materials Characterization Division is to develop analysis tools and methodologies to promote multidisciplinary research for better understanding of composition-structure-properties correlation.

Test Reports issued by CSIR-CGCRI are accepted by Government and private agencies throughout the country. Internationally, CSIR-CGCRI is the preferred agency in India for testing and characterisation of materials in its domain. The confidentiality of the results and test related documents thereto are guaranteed.