Material Science & Development

The Material Science and Development

The Material Science and Devlopement Section (MSDS) was also created in 1987. It houses some important analytical equipment in the Centre. Some of the equipment are the X-ray Flourenscence Spectrometer (tube and isotopic), X-ray Diffractometer (XRD), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), and Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS). The Section conducts reaserch in the development and exploitation of materials and in environmental pollution monitoring

Equipment Available:

  • Rad-7
  • Isotopic Source XRF
  • Tube XRF
  • Total Reflection XRF
  • NaI-based gamma-Spectrometter (Low Background)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Flame Photometer
  • Gamma Scanning Facility<
  • Liquid Scintillation Counter
  • X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
  • Neutron Level and Interface Detection Facility
  • Liquid Tracer Injection and Analysis System
  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Vacuum Coating Unit
  • Available Services

  • Determination of Major, Minor and Trace Elements in geological, environmenttal and biological samples
  • Measurement of elements such as K, Ca, Na, Li in water and serum samples
  • NORM determination by gamma spectrometry
  • Determination of H-3, C-14, P, Ra, Rn, U, and Th in liquid and other consumable by liquid scintillation
  • Enviromental radioactivity measurements
  • Microstructural characterization and phase identification
  • Troubleshooting and optimisation of process columns for petroleum and other industries
  • Determination of level and interface of liquids in large tanks containing hazardous materials
  • Characterisation of mineral and synthetic Crystalline materials
  • Education and Training

  • Research and Training in X-ray Analysis Techniques
  • QA/QC Training in Analytical Measurements.

  • View MSDS Staff

    Staff Operating The Flame Photometer at CERT

    Floor-Rig Setup

    Staff working on The Liquid Scintillator Equipment