SEM Laboratory
SEM Laboratory
Scanning Electron Microscopy(SEM) is used for imaging solid samples like metals, ceramics, fibers, powders, thin films, etc. EDS detector is used for estimating elemental composition of various samples. EBSD detector is helpful in texture analysis, phase identification and orientation. Non-conducting samples are sputtered with a layer of gold/Palladium to ensure imaging without sample charging.
Two types of SEM are available namely,
• Thermionic Emission SEM
• Field Emission SEM
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Thermionic Emission SEM
SEM Make : EVO 18, Carl Zeiss
EDS Detector Make : Oxford Instruments
EBSD Detector Make : Oxford Instruments
Installation year: 2012
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Field Emission SEM
SEM Make : Sigma 300, Carl Zeiss
EDS Detector Make : Oxford Instruments
EBSD Detector Make : Oxford Instruments
Installation year: 2023

For Non-IITR users:
Sl. No Equipment External Educational Institutes (18% GST excluded) Govt. R&D labs (18% GST excluded) Industry (18% GST excluded)
1 FE-SEM (SE/BSE/EDS) Rs.2000/hr Rs.3000/hr Rs.4000/hr
2 FE-SEM (EBSD for 4 hrs) Rs.3000/- Rs.10000/- Rs.20000/-
3 SEM (SE/EDS for micron level) Rs.1000/hr Rs.1500/hr Rs.2000/hr
4 Electropolishing for EBSD (5 samples) Rs. 2000/slot Rs. 3000/slot Rs. 4000/slot

Sample Requirements:
  Sample must be bone dry to avoid degassing in the chamber. Max sample dimension is 10mm. Porous samples must be preheated at suitable temperature to remove volatile elements/compounds.

Procedure for Sample Submission/Testing:
IITR Users:
MMED IITR users need to submit duly signed form at the office of the Officer In-charge. Non-MMED IITR users need to forward the form through Head, MMED.
For Non-IITR users: The requisition Form for SEM duly forwarded by the concerned Supervisor/Head, with details of NEFT/RTGS/UPI transfer and GST number of the concerned Institute, may kindly be sent to the postal address. E-mail Id and mobile number is to be clearly written in the application.

The Mode of Payment is only by online transfer through NEFT/RTGS/UPI. The details of account for the same is as under:
Name of A/c holder         : Dean SRIC, IIT Roorkee
Name of Bank                : Punjab National Bank, IIT Roorkee branch
Account No.                   : 4044000100031597
IFSC Code                     : PUNB0404400
MICR Code                    : 247024103

The Equipment Requisition Form can be downloaded from the website of the department

Postal address:
Samples along with online transaction details and duly signed form are to be posted to
The Head,
Dept of Metallurgical & Materials Engg,
IIT Roorkee, Roorkee – 247667,
Uttarakhand, India
Tel: 01332 284343, 285606

Do mention “Samples for SEM” on the envelope.

Contact Details:

Professor In-Charge:
Prof. R.R. Eleti

Officer In-Charge:
D. Prasad , Technical Officer
Tel: +91- 01332-284380

Staff In-Charge:
Nitin Kumar

Chandra Shekhar

Room No. - 129