Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility

Transmission Electron Microscope
         Instrument Details
Model : CM200
Specification : Operating voltages : 20-200kv Resolution :2.4 Ao


         TEM images are formed using transmitted electrons (instead of the visible light) which can produce magnification details up to 1,000,000x with resolution better than 10 Ao. The images can be resolved over a fluorescent screen or a photographic film. Further more the analysis of the X-ray produced by the interaction between the accelerated electrons with the sample allows detemining the elemental composition of the sample with high spatial resolution.

           Materials Science/Metallugy
           biological Science


External Users( Other than IIT Bombay):

Important Note : Please send or submit Sample Details Form with application on your organisation letterhead
              Click here to download Sample Details Form

    1. To avail the TEM Facility at SAIF, Registration is absolutely essential.
    2. For Registration, users can send the requisiton letter from Head/Guide on the Organisation/ Department letterhead with advance payment in the form of demand draft. The Demand Draft should be in favour of " The Registrar, IIT Bombay".
    3. Maximum Eight(8) samples can be registered.
    4. Appointments will be given as per queue and user will be informed by email(approx. one week prior).
    5. Samples other than powder form should be prepared at userend.
    6. The Sample can be loaded on carbon coated Copper grid or can be made in disc form, 3mm diameter, with a thinned (electron transparency) central area.
    7. It is most desirable that the user is present in the TEM lab at the time of appointment for better utilization of the facility.
    8.In case if user can not present for the analysis and they wish to send the samples by post, then for these users it is mandatory to send the filled online form. If the information is incomplete the samples and DD will be sent back to the user.

Internal(IIT Bombay) Users:
    1. Users should download TEM form, fill and submit it with guide and head signature to TEM Laboratory.
    2. Appointment will be given as per queue and user would be informed by email.
    3. One student under a Guide can register at a time.

    Transmission Electron Microscope
         Samplewise format, Charges includes Grid and Service Tax:
   Industry :    Rs 5871/- per sample (Max. 1/2 Hour)
   R&D :    Rs 2736 /- per sample (Max. 1/2 Hour)
   University/ Colleges :    Rs 1254/- per sample (Max. 1/2 Hour)

         Additional Rs 100/- towards postal charge if results are to be posted.
         The Demand Draft should be in favour of "The Registrar, IIT Bombay"

Electron Microscopy and Analysis by : P.J. Goodhew, University of Surrey and F.J. Humphreys, UK Imperial College, London,UK

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Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility,
IIT-Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400 076

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