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Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar

An Autonomous Research Institute of Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India

  Experimental Facilities

Facility Use Links:

  1.      Ion Beam Laboratory: Beam Time Request (BTR)

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  1. Electron Microscopy User Time Request

Following are the experimental facilities available at IOP.

I. Ion Beam Facilities:

  1. 3.0 MV Pelletron Accelerator (NEC-make) – MCSNICS ion source

Ion Beam Laboratory: Beam lines for RBS/Channeling, ERDA (End Station from NEC), PIXE, Implantation, and AMS are available
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50 keV Low Energy Ion implanter – SNICS ion source [Contact: and]

Focused Ion Beam (FIB) (Zeiss-make): 2 keV – 30 keV (in combination with FEGSEM) [Contact:]

Low Energy Broad Beam Ion Source (Tectra GmbH-make): 50 eV – 2 keV for ion etching work (ion source coupled with Prevac-make chamber)

II. Microscopy Facilities:

200 keV Transmission Electron Microscope (Jeol, Ultra high resolution), PP resolution: 0.19 nm ( [Contact:]

2 – 30 keV Field Emission Gun based Secondary Electron Microscope with FIB attachment. Best resolution: 1.2 nm; attachment: EDS, GIS, Liftout, Raith Lithography ( [Contact:]

      UHV–STM (this is an integral part of Omicrom MBE system)

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Scanning Probe Microscopes (VEECO-make)

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Large-area, High-precision Atomic Force Microscope (Asylum Research-make)


III. Spectroscopy Facilities:

  1. X-Ray photoelctron Spectroscopy Facility (VG Scienta-make) []

  1. Angle Resolved UPS facility (Omicron GmbH-make)

  1. Ti:sapphire laser based up-conversion system (CDP-make)


  1. He-Cd laser (Kimon Koha-make) based Photoluminescence System (Edinburgh Instruments-make) with low temperature facility (Oxford Instruments-make)


  1. UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu-make)

  1. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR) (Thermo Nicole-make)

IV: Thin Film Growth Facilities:

CVD set-up (indigenously built) [Contact:]

HV thin film deposition unit (Hind Hivac-make)

UHV e-beam evaporation (Telemark-make 2×5.5 KW guns integrated with Excel Instruments-make UHV chamber) [Contact:]

DC/RF magnetron sputtering (Excel Instruments-make coupled with Advanced Energy-make pulsed DC and RF power supplies) [Contact:]

Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) with RHEED, STM, 3 Knudsen Cells for evaporation of Ge, Au and Ag; e-beam evaporator (Omicron GmbH-make)


Low Energy Cluster Beam deposition (LECBD) machine (indigenously built)

V. X-ray Based Analyzing Methods:

Powder Diffractometer (Bruker-make)

High-resolution XRD system with reciprocal space mapping (Bruker-make)

18 kW Rotating Anode based X-ray Reflectometry and X-ray Standing wave facility (with Rigaku-make X-ray system and a Huber-make 4-circle difrractometer)


X-ray Fluorescence set-up

VI.Other Facilities:

Chemical Labs (with ductless fumehood (Esco-make), centrifuge, LB film deposition set-up (Nima-make), Spin coater, Milli Pore Water purifiers, LCR Meter)

Furnaces: Rapid Thermal Annealing Unit, Low Vacuum Furnace

Surface Profilometer (Ambios-make) [Contact:]

Cyclic Voltameter set-up (Ecochemie B.V.-make) [Contact:]

New Facilities:

SQUID–VSM based MPMS System (Quantum Design-make)

Pulsed laser deposition unit (Coherent GmbH-make laser coupled with Excel Instruments-make chamber and optics) [Contact:]

Low energy Ion Milling Station [Contact:]

Probe-station, Transport Facilities [Contact:]

High temperature Furnaces (in high vacuum) (MTI-make) [Contact:]

Plasma Cleaner [Contact:]

PPMS System [Contact:]

Spectral Response Set-up [Contact:]

Confocal Microscope (with micro-Raman spectrometer option)