User Charges

The charges as given below, are applicable to Indian Users.

Sl. No *Instrument **User Charges applicable for Information for user

Note: Additional samples require fresh requests

 Academic/ Research Institute Industry
 1  Spectrofluorometer (photoluminescence)  ₹ 300/- per measurement per sample  ₹ 1000/- per measurement per sample  Maximum 5 samples per requisition. Additional samples require fresh requests.
 2  FT-IR ₹ 500/- per measurement per sample ₹ 1500/- per measurement per sample Maximum 5 samples per requisition.
 3 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer  ₹ 300/- per measurement per sample  ₹ 1000/- per measurement per sample  Maximum 5 samples per requisition.
 4  XRD(Powders / Thin Films)  ₹ 600/- per sample per hour ₹ 2000/- per sample per hour  Maximum 5 samples per requisition.
 5  FESEM/FESEM-EDS FESEM with gold sputtering ₹ 700/- per sample +
₹ 300 for one batch of gold coating
₹ 2500/- per sample per hour +
₹ 500 for one batch of gold coating
Maximum 3 samples allowed per requisition Maximum 1/2hr allowed for a sample.
 6 DSC ₹500 per sample per hour ₹ 1500/- per sample per hour Maximum 5 samples per requisition
7 TGA & DTA ₹ 700 per sample per hour ₹ 2000 per sample per hour Maximum 5 samples per requisition
8 Elemental analyzer C,H,N ₹700/- per sample ₹ 2500/- per sample Maximum 5 samples per requisition. Halogen containing samples will not be taken up.
C, H, N, S, O ₹1500/- per sample
9 AFM -Topography ₹ 700/- per sample per hr ₹ 2500/- per sample per hr Maximum 3 samples per requisition
10 Confocal Raman spectroscopy ₹ 700/- per sample ₹ 2000/- per sample Maximum 3 samples per requisition
₹1500 per scan per hour for mapping ₹3000 per scan per hour for mapping Max. 1 sample per requisition
11 Projection Opto -lithography and associated facilities
Facility visit and 1st level training ₹ 1500 per person ₹ 2000 per person
Facility usage with Assistance ₹ 3000 for 6 hours usage ₹ 5000 for 6 hours usage
12 Circular Dichroism ₹ 500/- per sample ₹ 2000/- per sample Maximum 3 samples per requisition
13 Polarizing optical microscopy ₹ 200/- per sample per hour ₹1000/-per sample per hour Maximum 5 samples per requisition
14 Contact angle meter ₹ 500/- per measurement ₹ 2000/- per measurement Maximum 3 samples per requisition
15 Electrochemical work station ₹ 500/- per hour ₹ 1500/- per hour Maximum 3 samples per requisition
16 Table Top sputtering Unit
Gold ₹1200 per deposition till 100 nm thickness Max substrate size: 2cmx2cm User Charges subject to change depending on sample size and thickness
Titanium ₹800 per deposition till 200 nm
17 Probe staion with semiconductor characterization set up ₹ 700/- per measurement ₹ 1500/- per measurement Maximum 5 samples per requisition
  • Any special solvent/consumable needed for analysis has to be supplied by the user.
  • Caution: Toxic, inflammable and biologically hazardous samples will not be accepted.

*For instrument make and other details, refer to our ‘Instrument Brochure’ available at https://www.cens.res.in/Home/Laboratory-Facilities. For non routine measurements or usage of specialized research equipment, email the concerned faculty contact given in the above brochure.

**GST as applicable. User Charges are subject to periodic revision.