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Materials Characterization Laboratory

University Laboratory for Materials Characterization

Goa University has set up a University Laboratory for Materials Characterization (ULMC) with assistance from Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for researchers from the University campus, affiliated colleges and other research institutions.

The laboratory consists of state of the art facilities like X-ray Diffractometer, Raman Spectrometer, GC×GC and TOF Mass Spectrometer and SQUID magnetometer. In addition, it also has a liquid nitrogen production facility which will supply liquid nitrogen to the users.

Instrument time will be available on prior booking and payment basis. The usage rates for different groups of users are as follows:

Goa University User Affiliated College User Other Institution User Industry User
X-ray Diffractometer
Rs. 200/- per sample for standard scanRs. 200/- per sample for standard scanRs. 500/- per sample for standard scanRs. 2000/- per sample for standard scan
Rs. 700/- per hour or part thereof for user defined scansRs. 700/- per hour or part thereof for user defined scansRs. 1750/- per hour or part thereof for user defined scansRs. 7000/- per hour or part thereof for user defined scans
Rs. 1000/- per sample for phase identification (includes standard scan)Rs. 1000/- per sample for phase identification (includes standard scan)Rs. 2500/- per sample for phase identification (includes standard scan)Rs. 10000/- per sample for phase identification (includes standard scan)
Raman Spectrometer
Rs. 300/- per sample for standard scan (single wavelength)Rs. 300/- per sample for standard scan (single wavelength)Rs. 750/- per sample for standard scan (single wavelength)Rs. 3000/- per sample for standard scan (single wavelength)
Rs. 700/- per sample for user defined scanRs. 700/- per sample for user defined scanRs. 1750 per sample for user defined scanRs. 7000/- per sample for user defined scan
SQUID Magnetometer
M-H at room temperature – Rs. 500/- per scanM-H at room temperature – Rs. 500/- per scanM-H at room temperature – Rs. 1250/- per scanM-H at room temperature – Rs. 5000/- per scan
M-H at low temperatures – Rs. 800/- per scan for the first temperature and Rs. 500/- per scan for subsequent temperatures.M-H at low temperatures – Rs. 800/- per scan for the first temperature and Rs. 500/- per scan for subsequent temperatures.M-H at low temperatures – Rs. 2000/- per scan for the first temperature and Rs. 1250/- per scan for subsequent temperatures.M-H at low temperatures – Rs. 8000/- per scan for the first temperature and Rs. 5000/- per scan for subsequent temperatures.
M-T at any one magnetic field – Rs. 1000/- per scan for the first measurement and Rs. 500/- per scan for subsequent measurements.M-T at any one magnetic field – Rs. 1000/- per scan for the first measurement and Rs. 500/- per scan for subsequent measurements.M-T at any one magnetic field – Rs. 2500/- per scan for the first measurement and Rs. 1250/- per scan for subsequent measurements.M-T at any one magnetic field – Rs. 10000/- per scan for the first measurement and Rs. 5000/- per scan for subsequent measurements.
2D GC and TOF Mass Spectrometer
1D scan – Rs. 1000/- per sample1D scan – Rs. 1000/- per sample1D scan – Rs. 2500/- per sample1D scan – Rs. 10000/- per sample
2D scan – Rs. 2000/- per sample2D scan – Rs. 2000/- per sample2D scan – Rs. 5000/- per sample2D scan – Rs. 20000/- per sample
Method identification – Rs. 3000/- plus scan chargesMethod identification – Rs. 3000/- plus scan chargesMethod identification – Rs. 7500/- plus scan chargesMethod identification – Rs. 30000/- plus scan charges
Mass identification – Rs. 500/- per sample plus scan chargesMass identification – Rs. 500/- per sample plus scan chargesMass identification – Rs. 1250/- per sample plus scan chargesMass identification – Rs. 5000/- per sample plus scan charges
Liquid Nitrogen
Rs. 50/- per litreRs. 50/- per litreN.A.N.A.

The charges above will attract GST at applicable rates.

For more details on each of the instrument, please click on the instrument name or contact the instrument faculty in-charge. Please ascertain availability schedule from instrument faculty in-charge before making the payment.


  • X-ray Diffractometer (Dr. Digamber Porob and Dr. Venkatesha Hathwar) email: [email protected]
  • Raman Spectrometer (Dr. Sudhir Cherukulappurath and Dr. Rohan Kukalekar) email: [email protected]
  • SQUID Magnetometer (Dr. Bholanath Pahari and Dr. Elaine Dias) email: [email protected]
  • GC×GC and TOF Mass Spectrometer (Dr. Pranay Morajkar and Dr. Sandesh Bugde) email: [email protected]nigoa.ac.in

  • For liquid nitrogen requirement and any other details contact: Prof. Kaustubh Priolkar (email: [email protected])


    Payment Procedure:

    Online Payment through SBI Collect Only: (No other payment mode accepted)

    Procedure: 1) Visit www.onlinesbi.com 2) Select SB Collect 3) Accept Term Used 4) Select Goa in State of Corporate / Institution 5) Select Educational Institute in Type of Corporate / Institution 6) Select Goa University in Educational Institutions Name 7) Select ULMC Charges in Select Payment Category 8) Attach online Receipt received from SBI in the Google form (available on respective instrument page) to reserve the slot 9) You will receive an email confirmation about your date and time of measurement 10) Bring a signed the Instrument Requisition Form along with samples during the measurement.