The Group works in three laboratories , placed in three floors of NCU building. The laboratories are equipped with excellent facilities with instuments used for synthesis, characterization and applications. As the group works on in both solid state and solution phase synthesis all types of synthetic facilities are well available. There are total 14 high temperature furnaces (induction furnace, rocking furnace, Dual furnace), Arc melter, Bridgman Furnace, ovens, fumehoods and Glove box to facilitate synthesis under any given condition.


X-ray diffraction study (single crystal and powder) is the primary tool for characterization of the samples. Common spectroscopic techniques such as IR, UV, SEM-EDAX, NMR are also used for basic characterisations. Instruments used for specialised characterisations and property studies such as TEM, XPS, Raman, AFM are well available within the walls of JNCASR.

For property studies the group uses various techniques and instruments among which the primary are UV-vis spectroscopy (optical properties and catalysis), MPMS-SQUID (for magnetic measurements) and Electrochemical work station. (Cyclic voltametry for Electrochemical catalysis).

Glove Box Centrifuge Electrochemical Workstation
Oven Microscope MPMS-SQUID (common facility)
Arc Melter Single Crystal X-ray diffractometer (common facility) UV- spectrometer (common facility)
Sealing Line Powder X-ray diffractometer (common facility)


Bridgman Furnace TEM (common facility) Ball miller
Induction Furnace SEM (common facility)



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