We use the following in-house facilities for our experimental research:

[1] Modular Compact Rheometer

Manufacturer: Anton Paar

Date of procurement: 26/10/2012

Function: A stress and strain controlled rheometer that contains the material of interest in a geometric configuration, control the environment around it, and sense the deformation under force.

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[2] Optical Tensiometer

Manufacturer: Biolin Scientific (Attension Theta)

Date of procurement: 21/10/2013

Function: It measures static and dynamic contact angles, static and semi-dynamic surface/interfacial tension and surface free energy

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[3] Optical Microscope

Manufacturer: ZEISS (AXIO)

Date of procurement: 17/12/2012

Function: Microscope that uses visible light and a system of lenses to magnify images of small subjects.

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[4] Flow Coating Device

Manufacturer: DDU Nadiad

Date of procurement: 10/11/2013

Function: Coat a thin film layer on a solid surface.

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[5] Vane Shear Appartus

Manufacturer: AIMIL Ltd

Date of procurement: 08/10/2016

Function: It is a lab scale experimentation technique to determine the yield stress of the various slurries.
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[6] Spin Coater

Manufacturer: Apex Instruments

Date of procurement: February 2019

Function: Lab scale equipments used to produce uniform thin films of a liquid by spinning it onto a flat substrate.
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[7] UV Photochemical Reactor

Date of procurement: February 2019

Function: Lab scale reactor with UV radiation source used for photochemical reactions.
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[8] Dynamic Light Scattering

Manufacturer: Brookhaven Instruments

Date of procurement: Februray 2019

Function: It is a lab scale experimentation technique to determine the size distribution profile of small particles in suspension or polymers in solution.
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We routinely use characterization facilities of electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM).

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