Research Facilities

The department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry is equipped to carry out state of the art research in a wide variety of fields. The facilities are constantly upgraded to keep up with modern developments.

Each research group maintains essential instrumental facilities needed for their routine experiments such as metal vapor synthesizer, vibrating sample magnetometer, differential scanning calorimeter, dry-boxes, high pressure reactors, Nd-YAG and dye lasers, nanosecond fluorimeter; CCD detectors; Spex double monochromator and electrochemical systems. A home built FT microwave spectrometer, is the only one of its kind in India.

In addition, the department maintains UV-Vis, Steady state fluorescence, Time resolved Fluorescence, FT-IR, FT-Raman spectrometers and a multinuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. An atomic absorption spectrophotometer, C H N elemental analyzer and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) are also available. Other instruments in the department are surface area and pore structure analyzers, simultaneous DTA-TGA and DTG analyzer and a single crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers.

An ESI-Mass Spectrometry Facility has been set up as part of the Institute initiative to augument spectroscopic facilities. For submission of samples for the Mass Spectrometry, please download the form and submit it along with the samples. In addition to the above, several facilities of the Institute are available for use by the Department:
  • Spectroscopy and Analytical Test Facility
  • Institute X-Ray Facility
  • CCD based single crystal X-ray diffractometers
  • Super Computers
  • Bruker DSX 300 MHZ Solid-state NMR spectrometersBruker DSX 300 MHZ Solid-state NMR spectrometersElectron Microscopes
  • A full fledged Cryogenics Facility
  • Bruker 500 and 400 MHz spectrometers
  • Bruker DSX 300 MHZ Solid-state NMR spectrometers
  • SQUID Magnetometer