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IDRC - Characterization Equipment

Interdisciplinary Research Center (IDRC)

Confocal Raman Microscope (CRM), Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) & Near-field Scanning Optical Microscope (NSOM)

 A combinational Equipment of three imaging techniques in a single instrument

3D Raman Imaging, provides a chemical "fingerprint" of the investigated compounds, non-invasive, non-destructive, requires minimal sample preparation.

Applications: Nano Carbon, Semiconductors & Photovoltaic cells, Polymers, Life Sciences etc.

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) 823e from MettlerToledo

DSC can be used in determination of crystallinity of a sample

Measures enthalpy changes in samples

Melting and Boiling Points, Changes in heat capacity

Nano-Surf Easyscan 2 AFM device

Surface analysis tool

Dual view optics & automatic approach

Automatic self alignment for cantilevers with alignment grooves


X-ray Diffraction Instrument (XRD)


Identification of crystalline material

Identification of different polymorphic forms (“fingerprints”)

Quantification of the percent crystallinity of a sample

UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer is used to measure the absorption,transmission and reflection details of the sample ultraviolet, visible and near infrared regions.

FTIR Spectrophotometer

FTIR is used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption, emission, photo conductivity of solid, liquid and gas samples.

Solar-Sun Simulator

A solar simulator is a device that provides illumination approximating natural sunlight.

The purpose of the solar simulator is to provide a controllable indoor test facility under laboratory conditions, used for the testing of solar cells, sun screen, plastics, and other materials and devices