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Tabletop SEM system is under break down condition
GCMS measurements will not be done on 4th May 2017.

If you have any complaints regarding NRF slotbooking ,please CONTACT US on 11 2658 6784 or mail us on

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1. For AFM 1 & AFM 2 booking, slots will be 2 hour each.

2. For AGM maximum four samples are allowed per slot. User can book 1 hour slot for AGM at a time

3. Before booking any slot please read the announcements carefully.

4. Please activate the booking at least 15 minutes before the starting time of the measurement.

5. Penalty for absence -15 days; time before cancellation of booking -24 hrs.

6. Number of active bookings per user: 01

7. The maximum no. of samples for one run will be four for AFM, PL/Raman, UV-Vis Spectro. and XRD systems.

8. Time Slots:

• AFM & AFM-2: 10:00 AM-12:00 noon & 02:00 PM-04:00 PM, Monday to Friday and also please specify the mode while booking.

• XRD: 02:00 PM – 05:30 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

• Tabletop SEM & EDX: 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday only.

• UV-Vis Spectrophotometer: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Monday to Wednesday. Only one type of measurement like reflectance or transmittance or absorbance is allowed in a single slot.

• PL: 02:00- 04:00 PM Slot, Monday, Tuesday and Friday.During online booking of an instrument,it is important to book one slot at a time otherwise you will not allow to do the measurements, in case of urgent requirements please contact the head TA.

• Raman: 10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m and 02:00- 04:00 PM Slot, Wednesday, Thursday and 10:00 AM- 1:00 P.M Slot on Tuesday.

• Number of active bookings per user for PL/Raman: 2 (1 Raman and 1 PL).

9. For PL-Raman, XRD, UV-Vis and SEM & EDX Slot Booking is allowed for 1 hr per user only.

10. For AFM-2 sample size should be smaller than 1.5cm

11. The samples for SEM-EDX should be in powder form or in the form of film. The dimensions of the film should not exceed 1*1 cm2. Maximum four samples are allowed at the time of measurement and the size of the samples (powder sample excluded) should be kept so that all the samples are mounted on the sample holder at once. No gold coating is required prior to mounting the samples for measurement.

12. Bring fresh CD for collection of results.

13. For Tabletop SEM authorization mail to

14. Only authorized clean room users are allowed to enter clean room area.

15.Before CAFM booking , please contact to Dr. J P Singh regarding sample details (3rd floor ,Physics department).

16. DLS will be available to users twice a week ( Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 2:00 p.m to 5:00 PM on both days . The duration of each slot will be for one hour. Users are requested to disperse their samples in appropriate dispersants and also provide information of the refractive index, viscosity, Dielectric constant etc.

17.GCMS analysis will be done every Thursday . 3 slots will be available , 2 hours each . Please provide your samples and the GC programme one day before the booked slot . Booking for Thursday slot will be open on Tuesday(starting from 15.11.16) . Changes will be intimated on NRF website . Only one slot is allowed per week. Two samples per slot is allowed.

18.For FTIR- User can book on Thursday between 2-5 pm and can book only one slot in a week for half an hour.

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