Central Instrumentation Facility

Material characterization and instrumental methods of Analysis form an indispensable tool for any R and D program. The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) has been established at the CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi that acquires, maintains sophisticated analytical equipment’s all under one roof and provides service to the R & D projects of CSIR-CECRI, Research scholars, academic institutions and industries. The facility has grown into an important R & D-support group for spectral measurements, structure determination and materials characterization.

CIF has the following sophisticated analytical instrumentation facilities to characterize bulk materials and surfaces using Spectroscopy, Resonance, Surface analytical, X-ray, Thermal and Chromatographic techniques.


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Analytical Facilities:

S. No. Facility Name Requisition Form
1  FT-IR Spectrometer Download
2 UV-VIS-NIR Double Beam Spectrophotometer Download 
3 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer Download 
4 Laser Raman Microscope Download 
5 Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) Download 
6 Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) Download 
7 Nuclear Magnetic resonance (NMR) Download
8 Scanning Electron Microscope Download

X-Ray Diffractometry XRD (Bruker)

10 XRD Diffractometry XRD Low Angle XRD (Rigaku) Download 
11 Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectrometer Download
12 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM) Download
13 Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometer (GCMS) Download
14 High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Download
15 Particle Size Analyzer (PSA) Download
16 High Resolution - Transmission Electron Microscope (HR-TEM) Download 
17 CHNS Analysis Download (Analysis temporarily

18 Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) Download
19 TGA/DSC Analysis Download
20 TGA/DTA/DSC Analysis Download 
21 X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Download 
22 X-Ray Fluorescence XRF Download (Analysis temporarily suspended)


  • Analysis of samples for academic institutions and industries: These analytical facilities are being extended to other academic institutions and industries on payment basis. The technical details, charges and necessary requisition forms are available in the above table.

  • Samples should be sent to the following address for analysis along with the requisition form.

    Shri T. Mathan Kumar
    Technical Assistant
    Technology Transfer and Business Development
    CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
    Karaikudi, Tamilnadu-630003

    When the analysis is over, intimation will be sent from the above mail ID for payment of analysis charges. After the remittance of analysis charges in the Bank Account, results will be sent by mail. Date of remittance and UTR No. of the transaction are to be shared.

    Bank account details:
    Account No:737253625
    IFSC code: IDIB000A008

  • Training: On specific request CIF conducts training programmes on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” for the benefit of R & D personnel, teaching faculties in colleges and engineers employed in industries.

  • Project guidance is offered for M.Sc and M.E / M.Tech students in their final year projects.

  • Refresher course on “Instrumental methods of analysis” for academicians and industries. Scope of the course: Chemical and physical property analysis of bulk and Surfaces, to facilitate reinforcing basic understanding of the theory and practice of analysis. Lab visit is included.

  • Certificate course: Skill development in the operation & maintenance of sophisticated Analytical instruments. This program helps to gain exposure in the operation and maintenance of analytical instruments like x-ray techniques, imaging techniques, spectroscopic techniques and thermal techniques. It is targeted towards educated youth seeking career in industrial sector.

  • Tailor made Program: Depending on the type of industry a combination of analytical techniques will be covered for solving specific problems of analysis faced by industries.

Contact Persons:

Er. K. Andal
Principal Technical Officer
Mobile: 9486782194
E-mail: andal[at]

Er. A. Rathishkumar
Principal Technical Officer
Phone: 04565-241400 
Mobile: 9486945556
E-mail: rathish[at]

Er. R. Ravishankar
Senior Technical Officer (3)
Phone: 04565-241400 
Mobile: 9442234410
E-mail: ravishankar[at]