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Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar

An Autonomous Research Institute of Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India

  Experimental Facilities

Facility Usage Links:
Ion Beam Laboratory: Beam Time Request (BTR)
Electron Microscopy User Time Request
Following are the experimental facilities available at IOP.
I. Ion Beam Facilities:
3.0 MV Pelletron Accelerator (NEC-make) – MCSNICS ion source
Ion Beam Laboratory: Beam lines for RBS/Channeling, ERDA (End Station from NEC), PIXE, Implantation, and AMS are available
50 keV Low Energy Ion implanter – SNICS ion
Focused Ion Beam (FIB) (Zeiss-make): 2 keV – 30 keV (in combination with FEGSEM)
Low Energy Broad Beam Ion Source (Tectra GmbH-make): 50 eV – 2 keV for ion etching work (ion source coupled with Prevac-make chamber)
II. Microscopy Facilities:
200 keV Transmission Electron Microscope (Jeol, Ultra high resolution), PP resolution: 0.19 nm
2 – 30 keV Field Emission Gun based Secondary Electron Microscope with FIB attachment. Best resolution: 1.2 nm; attachment: EDS, GIS, Liftout, Raith Lithography
UHV–STM (this is an integral part of Omicrom MBE system)
Scanning Probe Microscopes (VEECO-make)
Large-area, High-precision Atomic Force Microscope (Asylum Research-make)
III. Spectroscopy Facilities:
X-Ray photoelctron Spectroscopy Facility (VG Scienta-make)
Angle Resolved UPS facility (Omicron GmbH-make)
Ti:sapphire laser based up-conversion system (CDP-make)
He-Cd laser (Kimon Koha-make) based Photoluminescence System (Edinburgh Instruments-make) with low temperature facility (Oxford Instruments-make)
UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu-make)
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR) (Thermo Nicole-make)
IV. Thin Film Growth Facilities:
CVD set-up (indigenously built)
HV thin film deposition unit (Hind Hivac-make)
UHV e-beam evaporation (Telemark-make 2×5.5 KW guns integrated with Excel Instruments-make UHV chamber)
DC/RF magnetron sputtering (Excel Instruments-make coupled with Advanced Energy-make pulsed DC and RF power supplies)
Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) with RHEED, STM, 3 Knudsen Cells for evaporation of Ge, Au and Ag; e-beam evaporator (Omicron GmbH-make)
Low Energy Cluster Beam deposition (LECBD) machine (indigenously built)
V. X-ray Based Analyzing Methods:
Powder Diffractometer (Bruker-make)
High-resolution XRD system with reciprocal space mapping (Bruker-make)
18 kW Rotating Anode based X-ray Reflectometry and X-ray Standing wave facility (with Rigaku-make X-ray system and a Huber-make 4-circle difrractometer)
X-ray Fluorescence set-up
VI. Other Facilities:
Chemical Labs (with ductless fumehood (Esco-make), centrifuge, LB film deposition set-up (Nima-make), Spin coater, Milli Pore Water purifiers, LCR Meter)
Furnaces: Rapid Thermal Annealing Unit, Low Vacuum Furnace
Surface Profilometer (Ambios-make)
Cyclic Voltameter set-up (Ecochemie B.V.-make)
New Facilities:
SQUID–VSM based MPMS System (Quantum Design-make)
Pulsed laser deposition unit (Coherent GmbH-make laser coupled with Excel Instruments-make chamber and optics)
Low energy Ion Milling
Probe-station, Transport
High temperature Furnaces (in high vacuum) (MTI-make)
Spectral Response
Confocal Microscope (with micro-Raman spectrometer option)