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The Centre has faculty members with background in Physics, Electronics, Biology, Materials Science, and Electron Microscopy.


Presently, Common Instrumentation Facility (CIF) of the Centre has nanomaterial synthesis and nano- biosynthesis labs consisting of all basic characterization facilities including UV-vis, Raman spectrophotometer, BOD incubator, Laminar Hood, Dynamic Light Scattering, Zeta Potential Measurement, UV-NIR Spectrophotometer, Viscometry, Tensiometry, Potentiostat-Galvanostat, Cell culture facility, Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, Contact Angle Measurement, Elisa Reader, etc.


The Nano-electronics and microwave laboratory consists of DC and microwave probe-stations, microwave nano-devices testing facilities like; Vector Network Analyzer (Keysight Inc. PNA - 44 GHz), Spectrum Analyzer (Rohde and Schwarz Inc. - 40 GHz), Microwave Power Amplifier (Marki microwave inc.) for absorber testing, angle and temperature dependent variable-frequency Ferromagnetic Resonance (FMR) system. For nanostructure deposition we have multi-target RF Sputtering and thermal evaporation system. For in-vivo and in-vitro study we have automated Radio-Frequency Hyperthermia system (MSI AUTOMATION, INC.) on mouse model and human cell-lines.


The Ferroelectrics and Multiferroics Characterization laboratory consists of Impedance Analyzer (20-120 MHz, Key sight Technologies), Sawyer Tower Ferroelectric/Multiferroic Hysteresis Loop Measurement Setup; Liquid Nitrogen Cryostat (77 – 800K) etc.


Nanobio lab consists of human cell culture and storage facility (-20oC). We also have Fluorescence Microscope to monitor nanotoxicity and nanobiointerface. We have Multichannel Electrochemical analyzer to get electrochemical response of multianalytes on a single electrode. Beside this, we have Electrospinning setup for synthesis of nanofibres for biomedical application.


Thin-film laboratory has a RF-DC magnetron sputtering system. Presently thin-films and bulk materials of functional oxides are being synthesized using mixed oxide and wet chemistry methods. Lead-free ferroelectrics and antibiofilms are currently being investigated. TEM investigations are an integral part of the research which will be carried out at AIRF of the university. Ion milling machine for preparing TEM samples is being installed at AIRF.


A wide range of analytical facilities including XRD, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, PPMS, Confocal Microscope, and other on-line cell imaging facilities are available at the Advanced Instrumentation and Research Facility (AIRF), which is a central facility of the JNU.


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Recent Projects

1. Preparation and characterization of Bio- polymeric nano-particles with potential for usage in laser immuno-assay and drug delivery. DST Nano-initiative (2005-2009). H. B. Bohidar.

Contact Us

Special Centre for Nanoscience
Office: Room 103,
SCNS Building,
Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus
New Delhi-110067
Tel: 2670 4699