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Official Website of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Jais, Amethi, India. / Central Instrumentation Facilities

Central Instrumentation Facilities

Model Name Hydrostatic core holder with syringe pump
Make SSPV-250-8000CSP (Syringe pump)
  • Confining pressure : Upto 6000 psi
  • Temperature control range : 0°C - 150°C
  • Flow capacity : 0.03-30 mL/min

Major Applications
  • Flow studies in porous media
  • Oil recovery applications including pressure maintenance and chemical EOR
  • Fracturing studies in reservoir rocks
Details of Sample Requirement for Analysis
  • Core sample : 1” (length 5-12 cms)
  • Injection fluid : Dead oil/Diesel (600 ml)
  • Displacing fluid : Toluene (2.5 L)
  • Other chemicals as per experimental requirements
Model Name Cary Eclipse with Peltier and Solid Sample Holder
Make Agilent Technologies
  • Research grade equipment and have multiple data collection modes including fluorescence, phosphorescence, chemiluminescence and bio-luminescence.
  • Source: continuous wave source of Xenon Arc Lamp.
  • Detector spectral range 200-900 nm.
  • Analysis software enables Spectra scan, 3D-Spectra Scan, quantification, Single read, Time Drive, Kinetics, Anisotropy/Polarization (in both in Spectra Scan and Single Read), Intracellular ion concentration, Quantum yield (Relative and Absolute), Quenching, Lifetime, Absorbance, Wavelength programs, Validation, Pre-Scan, Synchronous scan mode (constant energy and wavelength), 3D Synchronous scan.
  • Complete Peltier system with all required accessories enabling Peltier effect temperature control, Temperature range 0⁰ C to ~100⁰ C.
  • Suitable Accessories for Liquid & Solid Samples (holder for liquid, thin Film, powder, Single Crystal)

Major Applications
  • Widely used in bioanalysis for measuring small amounts of drug and for studying drug-protein binding
Details of Sample Requirement for Analysis
  • Liquid, Thin Film, Powder
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Model Name PR3000
Make Fujitsu
Specifications 1 master and 8 compute nodes. Each node with dual processor with 20 cores; total 180 cores.

Computing Cluster

Major Applications Simulations based on user developed codes, Gaussian and Matlab in Message Passing Interface (MPI) environment. Data post-processing using Tec360.
Details of Sample Requirement for Analysis Scheduler (PBS) may be used to submit job through script file (with properly defined task and required computing resource). This requires the approval from Chairman, CCIS.
  • Spectrometer Frequency : 400 MHz
  • Solution State Probes :
    Royal Probe - A Multinuclear Probe with Variable temperature facility to cover nuclei preferably 15N to 31P and Variable temperature accessory for -100oC to +150oC. Automatic tuning and matching for all observation Nuclei.
    TH5 Probe - Observation Nuclei 15N to 31P and 1H and 19F with Automatic tuning and matching for all observation Nuclei.
  • Spectroscopy by NoD solvent
  • Auto-sampler
  • Delta NMR Data Processing Software
Major Applications Structural Conformation for Chemical compounds
Details of Sample Requirement for Analysis 5 mg sample for 1H and 10-20 mg for 13C Deuterated solvent: at least 0.6 mL for a sample tube
Model Name Zetasizer Nano ZS
Make Malvern
Specifications Particle size and molecular size

Measurement range: 0.3nm – 10.0 microns* (diameter).
Measurement principle: Dynamic Light Scattering
Minimum sample volume: 12µL
Accuracy: Better than +/-2% on NIST traceable latex standards
Precision / Repeatability: Better than +/-2% on NIST traceable latex standards
Sensitivity: 0.1mg/mL (Lysozyme)

Zeta potential (and optional Protein Mobility)

Measurement range: 3.8nm – 100 microns (diameter)*
Measurement principle: Electrophoretic Light Scattering
Minimum sample volume: 150µL (20µL using diffusion barrier method)
Accuracy: 0.12µ for aqueous systems using NIST SRM1980 standard reference material
Sensitivity: 10mg/mL (BSA).

Major Applications For measurement of Particles size and zeta potential of nanoparticle dispersed in water or some specific solvents.
Details of Sample Requirement for Analysis At least 200 µL for Particle size analysis and 300 µL for Zeta potential.
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Model Name TGA PT1000
Make Linseis, Germany
Specifications Top-loading,   Temperature range: RT up to 900°C, Heating and Cooling rates: 0.001 to 250°C/min, Crucible: Alumina
Major Applications Thermogravimetric analysis is a method of  thermal analysis  in which the  mass  of a sample is measured  over  time  as the  temperature  changes. It provides information about physical phenomena, like phase transition,  absorption , adsorption, desorption;  and chemical phenomena, like thermal decomposition, and solid-gas reactions.
Details of Sample Requirement for Analysis Sample Type: Solid, Liquid, Powder Sample weight: 25 mg (max), Furnace Environment: Nitrogen
Model Name DeltaFlex-01-DD with HPPD detector
Make Horiba Jobin Yvon IBH Ltd., UK
 Specifications Modular TCSPC lifetime system with emission monochromator, vertically dispersive optics, DeltaDiode pulsed diode excitation. Picosecond detection module, DeltaHub timing electronics, decay analysis software.
  Major Applications TCSPC system is a versatile and common technique for emission lifetime and anisotropy measurements.
Details of Sample Requirement for Analysis Liquid, thin-film and solid
Model Name K-Alpha X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer
Make Thermo Fisher SCIENTIFIC


  • 180° double focusing hemispherical analyzer
  • High-efficiency electron transfer lens
  • 128-channel detector

X-ray Source

  • Al Kα micro-focused monochromator
  • Variable spot size (30–400 µm in 5 µm steps)

Charge Compensation

  • Dual-beam source
  • Ultra-low energy co-axial electron and Ar+ ion beam

EX06 Ion Gun

  • Energy range 100 eV to 4 keV

Sample Handling

  • 4-axis sample stage
  • 60 X 60 mm sample area
  • 20 mm maximum sample thickness

Vacuum System

  • Two 250 l/s turbo molecular pumps
  • Auto-firing, 3 filament TSP


  • Avantage software including offline data processing sampling capabilities
  • Tilt Module
  • Sample Bias Module


Major Applications
  • Glass Coatings
  • Polymers
  • Batteries
  • Graphene
  • Solar Cells
  • OLEDs
  • Metals and Oxides
  • Bio-surfaces
  • Thin Films
  • Semiconductors
  • Ceramics
  • Catalysts
Details of Sample Requirement for Analysis

Declaration of the chemical and physical composition of all samples is appreciable. The Users are ensured that the information will be kept confidential. The following restrictions apply on samples:

  1. Sample holders soldered with Pb not allowed. If soldering is necessary on the sample holder one should use Ag soldering.
  2. No radioactive, toxic or explosive material will be accepted for analysis.
  3. Analysis on thin and thick films of all kinds of oil is disallowed.
  4. Thin films of molecules with low melting point, say below 80°C at ambient pressure are not allowed.
  5. Loose Powder samples are acceptable but sputtering on such sample may not be undertaken.
  6. All kinds of spin-coated, drop-cast samples should be properly dried and desiccated, before providing for analysis.
  7. Liquid phase prepared samples (e.g. LB films) should be rinsed in proper solvents and dried before submitting for analysis.
  8. Sticky polymer films not allowed. If polymers need to be analysed, they need to be spin coated and dried. However, proper self-assembled thin films (below 50 nm thickness) of polymers are allowed.
  9. Thick Compact samples (green or sintered) samples with high fraction of pores/ voids are to be avoided.
  10. Smaller sample dimensions are preferred. For example, sample thickness of ~1-2mm and 5mm length/width/diameter are ideal. Although, samples are acceptable as long as it is greater than 10mm in height and 10-15mm in length/ width/ diameter.

Note: The Laboratory reserves the right to reject any accepted analysis request at its discretion in the interest. Safety of the instrument and its operators.

Model Name Cary 5000 with DRS 2500
Make Agilent Technologies
  • Double beam, double monochromator, fully automatic UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer with complete computer controlled.
  • The spectrophotometer accurately measure the direct transmittance and absorbance in the wavelength range of min 175 nm to ~3300 nm with continuous variable bandwidth selection capability.
  • Enable to measure all kinds of samples ranging from the thin solid films, liquids and powder samples.
  • Source: Tungsten-halogen and deuterium lamps with built-in mechanism in order to automatically switch the light source during the measurement of the entire UV-VIS-NIR wavelength range for all the samples.
  • Detector: Photomultiplier tube (PMT) detector for the UV-Vis wavelength range and cooled PbS/InGaS or suitable detector for the NIR wavelength range.
  • Compatible integrating sphere of min 100 mm diameter or more (with built in PMT and PbS detectors) for measurement of diffuse reflectance/diffuse transmittance of solids, thin films and powder. Wavelength range: 250-2500 nm.
  • All with necessary sample holders and accessories. Quartz cuvette: Solid/powder Sample Holder; Thin Film Holder.

Major Applications
  • To determine the optical properties (transmittance, reflectance and absorbance) of research and manufacturing materials.
Details of Sample Requirement for Analysis
  • Liquid, Thin Film, Solid, Powder
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