CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
(A premier R&D Institute in Electrochemistry)

Materials characterization and instrumental methods of Analysis form an indispensable tool for any R & D program. The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) has been established at the Central Electrochemical Research Institute that acquires, maintains sophisticated analytical equipments all under one roof and provides service to the R & D projects of 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. Apart from the analytical facilities, this centre undertakes the development of custom built electronic instruments for our in-house R & D projects and specific request from academic institutions and industries.  Also, on specific request, CIF can provide training for operation and maintenance of sophisticated instruments at other institutions also. Project guidance is offered for M.Sc. (ECE and Instrumentation) and M.E / M.Tech students in their final year projects.

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


  Guidelines for sample submission


  Analysis charges for Educational Institutions


Analytical Facilities:

S. No. Facility Name Description Technical Details Application Form
1  FT-IR Spectrometer Download Download
2 Micro Hardness Tester Download Download
3 UV-VIS-NIR Double Beam Spectrophotometer Download Download
4 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer Download Download
5 Laser Raman Microscope Download Download
7 Nuclear Magnetic resonance (NMR) Download Download
8 Scanning Electron Microscope Download Download

X-Ray Diffractometer

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10 X-ray Analytical Microscope (XRF) Download Download
11 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer Download Download
12 Transmission Electron Microscope - TEM Download Download
13 Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectrometer Download  Download
14 High Resolution SEM (FESEM)
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15 Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometer      Download
16 Particle Size Analyser      Download
17 HR-TEM  


  • Training: CIF conducts a 5-Day training programme on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” during October every year for the benefit of R & D personnel, teaching faculties in colleges and engineers employed in process control industries.

  • Analysis of samples for academic institutions and industries: These analytical facilities are being extended to other academic institutions and industries on payment basis. The details of charges and necessary applications are available in www.cecri.res.in

Contact Persons:

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Senior Principal Scientist
Central Instrumentation Facility
Phone : 04565 241466