Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(Agricultural Knowledge Management Information System)


ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh (http://cpri.icar.gov.in)
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: Particle size analyser
Make                                   : Litesizerâ„¢ 500 (Anton Paar)
Model                                  : Litesizerâ„¢ 500 (Anton Paar)
Specification   :

Click to ViewClick to View Measuring range for particle size 0.3 nm – 10 μm* (particle diameter) with +/-2 % accuracy on certified reference material Zeta potential specifications: measuring range -600 to +600 mV ; particle 3.8 nm – 100 µm, 40% , upto sample concentration. Molecular mass specifications: Mass range 980 Da – 20 MDa; measuring range up to 40 nm (diameter) with +/-10% accuracy

  Working Principles
Click to ViewSolution samples are to be submitted at the time of registration or brought along on the date of your appointment for your sample analysis.

  Applications
  User Instructions
Applications User Instructions Characterizing nano- and microparticles in dispersions and solutions. It determines particle size, zeta potential, and molecular mass by measuring dynamic light scattering (DLS), electrophoretic light scattering (ELS), and static light scattering (SLS).Needed for giving you a priority number and us a reference to your sample. The ICAR-CPRI Shimla office serves as the registration desk. You can also request for an appointment on an instrument and fix the same in consultation with the respective laboratory or their in-charge for your sample analysisUniversity/colleges: You can come in-person or send your samples along with a letter from the Head / Guide on your College/Institute original letterhead duly signed and sealed for registration stating that the analysis is for research purpose to qualify for academic concession. The letter should be addressed to The Director ICAR-CPRI Shimla. National Labs: You can come in-person or send your samples along with a letter from your Institute original letterhead duly signed and sealed for registration stating that the analysis is for research purpose. The letter should be addressed to The Director ICAR-CPRI Shimla. Covering letter should be on your company original letterhead duly signed and sealed and should also consists the following undertaking:”In any event, the content of report/bill is meant for our information only and we will not use the content of this bill/report for advertisement, evidence or litigation.”.If your letter does not contain the above undertaking then your letter and samples for analysis will not be accepted. The letter should be addressed to The Director ICAR-CPRI Shimla.In your letter mention that ” You agree to acknowledge ICAR-CPRI , in your publications and thesis if the Instrument results are incorporated/used in them.” As per the guidelines of the ICAR in all publications of research work, wherein the analytical services of the CPRI have been made use of, the ICAR and the CPRI shall be duly acknowledged. Kindly send us the publication reference (Journal name/volume number/names of the authors/date of issue of the publication etc) to us. The payment should be made in advance by a only Demand Draft(DD) in favour of : ” ICAR- Unit CPRI Shimla.” The DD along with sample and covering letter should be sent to ” The Director, ICAR-CPRI Shimla, After the sample analysis is complete the results are dispatched. Dispatch through Speed-Post may be requested with an additional payment. You can also request for an appointment on an instrument and fix the same in consultation with the respective laboratory or their in-charge for your sample analysis All the users are required to submit MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for each sample they submit and a certificate stating that the samples submitted are non- toxic / non-hazardous and that the sample does not require special precaution while handling.

  Contact Us
Contact No. 0177-2625073
Email Id director.cpri@icar.gov.in

  Particle size analyser Charges
Procedure Name
Industry
University
National LAB/R&D
Remark
4000
Rs. 200/- per sample (excluding sample preparation charges)
3000
Rs. 150/- per sample (excluding sample preparation charges)
2000
Rs. 100/- per sample (excluding sample preparation charges)

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "ICAR- Unit CPRI Shimla"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "The Director, ICAR-CPRI Shimla"