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Centralised Instrumentation Facility

NIT, Rourkela (NITR) – is a premiere institute of higher learning under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), GOI and is recognized as Institute of National Importance. Government of India has elevated the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela to a deemed university under the name of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. NITR strives for creating an environment where hundreds of faculties and their thousands of students are in a teaching learning process and carry out research on subjects for wealth and well being of society.


NITR has created a massive infrastructure for R & D in most branches of engineering and science utilizing various funding sources. At NITR, no matter which agency has provided the funds, the equipment and software are available for use by the entire research community. In order to maximize the utilization of all the high end equipments and their better management, these equipments are brought under one umbrella “Centralized Equipment Facility” vide resolution of 54th Board of Governors meeting in May 2017. [Read more...]


Our Instruments

Scanning Probe Microscope

Make & Model: Bruker
Location: MS 215 D
Instrument Incharge: Prof.(Ms.) Archana Mallik
In-charge Email Id: archanam@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: XY scan range - 100 micron meter Z scan range - 7.5 micron meter Modes Available - Contact Mode, Tapping Mode Modules Available - Atomic Force Microscope, Scanning Tunneling Microscope, Magnetic force Microscope

Principle: Scanning probe microscope (SPM) is a branch of microscopy that forms images of surfaces using a physical probe that scans the specimen.

Application: Topography, Roughness


Precision Ferroelectric Characterization System

Make & Model: Precision Premier II Ferroelectric Test System, Radiant Technologies Inc, USA
Location: MN 247
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Pawan Kumar
In-charge Email Id: pawankumar@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: Precision Premier II Ferroelectric Test System * High Voltage Interface Unit to +/-10,000V * High Voltage Amplifier to +/-10,000V * Temperature Test Fixture from RT to 150C

Principle: Sawyer-Tower measuring system is used in hysteresis measurement which measures data by measuring voltage drop across the sample. The Sawyer-Tower measuring system uses sense capacitor which is replaced with circuit in the virtual ground measurement system. Therefore virtual ground measurement has more accuracy. The virtual ground measurement consists of amplifier and Integrator circuits. The precision DRIVE terminal is connected to the sample and RETURN terminal is connected to transimpedance amplifier with a virtual ground potential. Alternating voltage is applied to the sample through drive terminal results in polarization which leads to charge. The charge flow the sample due to applied DRIVE voltage is collected by the Integrator circuit whose measured output voltage translated to the Vision software. Errors are rejected in the measurement because of DRIVE and RETURN circuit matching with respect to speed and current sinking ability. The advantages of the virtual ground measurement system are; back voltage of sense capacitor is completely avoided and the charge developed by parasitic capacitance is made zero due to its association with RETURN port.

Application: Electric Field vs. Polarization Measurements of bulk samples.


3D Printer Dimension SST 1200es

Make & Model: Stratasys & Dimension SST 1200es
Location: Digital Fabrication Lab
Instrument Incharge: Dr. Mohammed Rajik Khan
In-charge Email Id: khanmr@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Non-Functional

Specification: Max build size (10*10*12) inch

Principle: The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using layer by layer additive processes using FDM based technology.

Application: In manufacturing, medicine, architecture, custom art and design, etc.


Infra Red Spectrometer with ATR

Make & Model: Shimadzu IR Affinity 1S
Location: Organic Synthesis and Molecular Engineering laboratory, BMBT- 3rd Floor, Chemistry Department
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Debayan Sarkar
In-charge Email Id: sarkard@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Non-Functional

Specification: Shimadzu IR Affinity 1S Infra Red Spectrometer with ATR facility

Principle: Infrared spectroscopy (IR spectroscopy or vibrational spectroscopy) involves the interaction of infrared radiation with matter. It covers a range of techniques, mostly based on absorption spectroscopy. As with all spectroscopic techniques, it can be used to identify and study chemicals. Samples may be solid, liquid, or gas

Application: To determine the structure of unknown compounds based on the identification of the functional groups


Clean Room Facility

Make & Model: Not Applicable
Location: BM Building, Ground Floor
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Mukesh Kumar Gupta
In-charge Email Id: guptam@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: Class 100

Principle: Class 100 Clean Room with filtered air.

Application: Clear Room



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