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The Sophisticated Instruments Facility (SIF) was established in 1977 by the Department of Science and Technology initially under the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) programme, with Indian Institute of Science, Raman Research Institute, National Aeronautical Laboratory, all in Bangalore and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay as the participating institutions, and was called "Bangalore NMR Facility". It came under the purview of Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre (RSIC) programme in April 1982 and was called the "Sophisticated Instruments Facility" and later as "Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility". The broad objectives of the Centre are:

  • To carry out analysis of samples received from scientists and institutions

  • To provide facilities to scientists to carry out measurements for the purpose of research

  • To organise short-term courses/workshops on the use and application of various instruments and techniques for research students, teachers and personnel from other laboratories and industries.

  • To acquire and develop capability for preventive maintenance and repairs of Sophisticated instruments and also help other laboratories in this direction if and when possible.

  • To train technicians in maintenance and operation of Sophisticated Instruments.

  • To promote projects aimed at the development of new techniques, sophisticated instruments or improvement of existing instruments.

  • The Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility has the following spectrometers for the general use.
    400 MHz solid state NMR spectrometer
    400 MHz liquid state NMR spectrometer
    500 MHz liquid state NMR spectrometer

    In addition, NMR Research Centre has the following spectrometers.
    500 MHz solid state NMR spectrometer
    500 MHz liquid state NMR spectrometer
    700 MHz liquid state NMR spectrometer
    800 MHz liquid state NMR spectrometer

    In accordance with the objective of the Centre, the facilities are made available to scientists from all over the country. Schools/workshops are organised at the national level to make the users aware of the latest developments in the area of NMR spectroscopy and also to help them in making the best use of the available facilities. Generation of capability for maintenance / development / improvement of sophisticated instruments and providing assisatance to other laboratories are also the objectives of the Centre.

    For more information please contact the office.

    Updated: Aug.5, 2013
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