Analytical facilities at the department of Earth Sciences

Please direct your queries for accessing the facilities and related charges to heades[at]iitk.ac.in Further analytical instruments can be found with their respective project in-charge. Visit https://www.iitk.ac.in/es/faculty for more details.


Sample preparation

Lathe machine, GNM-1, Nagmati Om Agencies

Rock core drill, CB700, Gemini enterprises

Jaw crusher, BB100, Restch Gmbh Germany

Jaw crusher, BB100, Restch Gmbh Germany

Low speed diamond saw, EQ-SYJ-150,
MTI Corporation

Thin Section preparation unit,
PetroThin, Bhuler USA

Deformation table, A2, 160613, MA Laxmi

Longitudinal wave transducers, Blue
Star Engg

Water purification system, Direct Q-3,
Supereme Chemicals and Instruments, Kanpur

Rock Cutting Machine, Abrismet 250,
Bhuler USA

Microwave sample preparator, Titan MPS,
Parkin Elmer, Singapore


Physical/mechanical characterization

Gas Pycnometer, PYC-10A, Porus Material Inc.

Porosimeter-Permeameter, LP100A-GP101A, Porus Material Inc.

Digital oscilloscope, PicoScope 4824, Analytical Electronic Service

Compression Testing machine, Heico Engg

Pulse generator Machine, 5058PR-40-P, Olympus Science solutions

Grain Size analyser, Sedigraph III-5120, Micromerits Instruments



SYSCAL Junior R1 Plus Switch-72 Resistivity meter, SYSCAL Junior R1 Plus Switch, Iris Instrument, France

SYSCAL SWITCH Pro-48 Resitivitymeter(EXTENSION UNIT), SWITCH Pro 48, Iris Instrument, France

Direct reading digital resistivitymeter( DDR3), DDR3, Integrated Geo Instrument, Hyderabad India

CG6AUTOGRAV™ GRAVITY METER(Scintrex), Scintrex Limited, Canada

GSM-19T Proton Precession Magnetometer, GSM-19TW, Gem Systems Inc, Canada

T-VLF RECEIVER, VLF, Iris Instrument, France

ESS1000 WITH 950-1000 Pound hammer (seismic energy source)

GEOPHONES, SG-10, Sercel S.A. France



Remote sensing and mapping

Drone, Phantom 4 Pro, DJI

Terrain Mapping Image rower system, R10-V10, Trimble Europe

Fixed wing drone. UX5 Arial Imaging rover, Trimble Europe

TX 8 scanner, Trimble Europe



MOVE suite software program, Petroleum Experts Limited


Chemical/mineralogical/petrographic characterisation

Nutrient Analyser, XY-2 Sampler, M/s Seal Analytical

Vertical Laminar Airflow Fume Hood, NU-164-424E, Medispec Limited

Polypropylene Fume Hood, Polypropylene, Nano Clean Contamination control solutions

Revolving Centrifuge, R-24, Associated Traders, Kanpur

Liquid Water Isotope Analyzer(LGR), LWIA-45-EP, Los Getos Research, CA

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, AAYLST 400, Parkin Elmer, Singapore

Scanning Electron Microscope EM, JSM-6010PLUS/LA, JEOL Asia Pte

X Ray Diffraction, Panlytical X-PERT3, Panalytical

UIC Coulometer, CM 5017 Coulometer, UIC

Cathode Luminscence MK5 electron gun, CITL MK5, Cambridge Image tech

ICPMS, iCAPQc, ThermoFisher Scientific

Research grade polarising microscopes from Leica and Zeiss

Microscopy lab with student grade polarizing microscopes from Leica