SAIF, formerly known as RSIC at Panjab University Chandigarh was incepted in the earlier years of the 6th plan. The complete facilities of USIC, CIL, SAIF and RSIC are working in unison in the service of research and also for imparting practical training to the students through workshops.CIL/RISC/USIC The Centre also undertakes the design, fabrication and repair of electronic instruments required by students and teachers from the University and the colleges around. It also runs training programmes in technical skills for the benefit of scientific community and associated laboratory staff from different institutions.
The Centre houses the following Sophisticated Instruments: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Hitachi (H-7500), Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (SEM) Model JSM6100 (Jeol) with Image Analyser, Elemental Analyser for CHN (Thermo Scientific), FT-NMR Cryo-magnet Spectrometer 400 MHz (Bruker), X-ray Diffractometer (Powder Method) . Panalytical.s X.Pert Pro, LC-MS Spectrometer Model Q-ToF Micro Waters, Liquid Nitrogen Plant Stirling (StirLIN-1), F.T.Infra-Red Spectrophotometer Model RZX(Perkin Elmer), UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer Model Lambda 750 Perkin Elmer , WD-XRF Spectrometer Model-S8 TIGER Bruker.
The facilities of this Centre go a long way in improving the quality of research being carried out in the Research Institutes and Universities in entire region comprising the States of Punjab, Haryana, H.P., U.P., Rajasthan and even Eastern Western and Southern parts of the country. This facility is also made available to the industries.
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