Solid State Ionics Lab | Dr. Sunil Kumar

  • Material Syntheses and Device fabrication
    • Fume Hood
    • High-Temperature Muffle Furnaces and Tube Furnace with Different Environment
    • Analytical Balance with Density Meter
    • Mini Planetary Ball Mill
    • Automatic film-caoter for battery electrodes
    • Magnetic Stirrers with Hot Plates
    • Hydrothermal Autoclave reactor
    • Vacuum Oven and Vacuum Pump(s)
    • 25 Ton Hydraulic Press
    • Inert Atmosphere Glove Box
    • Hand Press Die Cutter for Punching Electrodes
    • Ultrasonic(ator) Bath
    • Platinum Crucible
    • Hydraulic Hot Press (up to 600 K)

  • Characterization Related
    • LCR Meter (1 mHz to 5 MHz)
    • Lakeshore Temperature Controller and High-Temperature Sample Holder for Temperature-Dependent Impedance Measurements in 90 – 800 K range
    • 5 kV DC Power Supply for Poling of Piezoelectric Samples
    • Piezoelectric d33 Meter
    • Weiber Test Chamber
    • Keithley Source Meter Unit (2450-EC) with Basic Electrochemistry Measurements
    • 8-Channels Battery Tester
    • Desktops

  • Powder X-ray Diffractometer (Bruker D2- Phaser)
  • X-ray Diffractometer (Malvern Panalytical) with ANTON-PAAR low & high temperature (-190 to +600 oC and RT to +1600 oC) sample stages
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (with EDS, EBSD, Backscattered Imaging)
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer (for TGA and DTA/DSC), PerkinElmer
  • FTIR Spectrophotometer
  • Microhardness Tester
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)
Sophisticated instrumentation centre (SIC), a National Facility established in 2011 with institute funding, hosts various state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment to foster the quality research work. Researchers working at IIT Indore have easy access to the facility, and support in use thereof is provided by the expert staff working in SIC. The centre is equipped with Single-crystal XRD, Powder XRD, XAFS, NMR, FT-IR, Raman Spectroscopy, Photoluminescence Spectroscopy, SEM, DSC, TGA, BET Surface Area Analyzer, etc. You can visit the SIC webpages (click here) for detailed information on different instruments, charges, and booking forms.