INSTRUMENTS/ FACILITIES HOUSED AT AIRF

**NEW ADDITIONS OF INSTRUMENTS/ LABORATORY FACILITIES ARE SHOWN IN RED COLOR"

Currently AIRF houses the following major instruments/ Facilities:

  1. Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) - JEOL 2100F
  2. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) - Zeiss EVO40
  3. Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GCMS) - Shimadzu QP-2010 Plus with Thermal Desorption System TD 20 
  4. Laser Confocal Microscope with Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) - Olympus FluoView™ FV1000 with FLIP, FRAP, FRET, FLIM and FCS (PicoQuant)
  5. Time Resolved Fluorescence Spectrometer (TRFS) - Edinburgh FL920 Fluorescence Life Time Spectrometer
  6. Flow Cytometer and Cell Sorter - Dako (now Beckman Coulter) MoFlo™ Cytomation  (Modular Flow Cytometer)
  7. Circular Dichroism (CD) Spectrometer with Stop Flow - Applied PhotoPhysics Chirascan 
  8. FT-IR/ Raman Spectrometer with Microscope - Varian 7000 FTIR, Varian FT-Raman and Varian 600 UMA
  9. Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF) Spectrometer - Bruker S4 PIONEER
  10. Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Spectrometer - PANalytical Epsilon 5
  11. X-ray Diffraction (XRD) System for Powder/ Thin Films with low temperature attachment - PANalytical X'pert PRO 
  12. X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) for Macromolecules & Protein Crystallography - Bruker AXS MicrostarTM
  13. Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Spectrometer and Potentiostat Galvanostat - Autolab ESPRIT 
  14. Capillary Electrophoresis System - Agilent 3D
  15. Liquid Nitrogen Plant - Stirling StirLIN-1 Compact
  16. 500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer with solid state attachment (CP-MAS) - Bruker Avance III
  17. Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
    1. LCMS - Waters SYNAPT G2 with 2D nano ACQUITY System 
    2. MALDI MS - ABI Sciex 5800 TOF/ TOF System with LC-MALDI
  18. Live Imaging Laboratory:
    1. Nikon Real Time Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Model A1R with motorized inverted microscope having Live Cell and Spectral Imaging – Model Ti-E
    2. Nikon Fully Motorized Laser Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) Microscope – Model Ti-E
    3. Nikon Integrated Live Cell Imaging Set-up – Model Biostation IM-Q
    4. Nikon Trinocular Research Microscope (anti-fungus type) for bright field, phase contrast, DIC, polarizing and digital camera attachment – Model 80i
  19. Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS): 
    1. Closed Cycle based Cryogen free system – Cryogenics Limited, USA
  20. Femtosecond Laser Laboratory: Femtosecond Laser Source (MaiTaiHP, Spectra Physics) with Fluorescence Up-conversion Spectrometer (FOG100-DX, CDP); Jointly funded by JNU & DST (funds given to School of Physical Sciences)
  21. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectrometer Bruker Model EMX MicroX
  22. FESEM with FIB and EBL Tescan Model LYRA 3 XMU ( to be announced soon..)

Supporting basic instruments/ Facilities at AIRF:
 

  1. XRD Protein Crystallization Laboratory -  Mosquito (TTP Labtech) &  MICROLAB STARLET (Hamilton Robotics)
  2. TEM & SEM Sample Preparation Laboratory - Leica EM UC 6 Ultramicrotome & Nikon Trinocular Microscope (anti fungus type) with digital camera system – Model E200
  3. Inverted Research Fluorescence Microscope - OLYMPUS IX71
  4. Two Sample Preparation Laboratories with some Basic Facilties
  5. Manual Hydraulic Press for FTIR - Spectrachrom Instruments CAP-15T
  6. Semi Automatic 40Ton Hydraulic Press for XRF sample preparation - Insmart Systems INSMART XRF 40
  7. Muffle Furnace (1400 0C working temperature; size: 200x200x300 mm) - International Scientific Instruments Co.
  8. Mixed Signal Oscilloscope 2 + 16 CH 350 MHZ - Agilent Technologies Ltd MS07032A
  9. Critical point Dryer - Quorum Technologies K850X
  10. Turbo Freeze Dryer with liquid nitrogen fed cold stage - Quorum Technologies K775X