Instruments have revolutionized how we look at the world and extended the range of our senses. The development of the modern scientific method and its emphasis on testable hypotheses required the ability to make quantitative and ever more accurate measurements. Instrumentation has often been cited as the pacing factor of research; the productivity of researchers is only as great as the tools they have available to observe, measure, and do research. Cutting-edge instruments not only enable new discoveries but help to make the production of knowledge more efficient. Many newly developed instruments are important because they enable us to explore phenomena with more precision and speed. Advanced tools enable scientists to answer increasingly complex questions, and new findings in turn enable the development of more powerful, and sometimes novel instruments.
University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) was created with the objective to uplift the quality of research in basic as well as applied field of sciences carried out by the students, scholars and faculty members of this University. The present Vice-Chancellor, Prof.S.Subbiah has taken initiative to maximize the use of expensive/sophisticated equipments in the University through training and suitable pooling mechanism with the help of USIC and to enhance the infrastructure of the centre to provide these advanced facilities to the research fraternity of the University as well as from nearby Institutions at a very affordable cost.
At present the following instrumental facilities are provided by the USIC.
|1||Solar Cell Simulator (Keithley-4200SES)|
|2||Atomic Force Microscope (Agilent 5100, USA)|
|3||Vibrating Sample Magentometer (Cryogenic, UK)|
|4||Micro-Laser Raman (Seiki, Japan)|
|5||Powder X-Ray Diffractometer (X’ Pert Pro – PAnalytic)|
|6||CHNS/O Elemental Analyser|
|7||Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Perkin Elmer)|
|8||FE-SEM with EDAX (Quanta FEG 250)|
|9||MALDI TOF-TOF Spectrometer (Axima)|
|10||Fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC)|
|11||Real time PCR|
|12||Confocal Microscope-LSM 710