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Training on Advances in Microscopy

Polarised Light Microscope is useful for analyzing samples with optical anisotropy and finds its use in diverse fields of Material Science including Fibre Science and nanotechnology. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is used for research activities related to fine structure and morphology of fibrous materials including natural fibres and fibre composites. SEM is very useful in the physical characterization of nanomaterials and composites. Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), also called as Scanning Force Microscope uses the force of interaction between probe and sample for imaging with a resolution of atomic scale. Mechanical properties like elastic modulus, stiffness and force of adhesion could also be analyzed using AFM. The fluorescence microscope is used to observe fluorescent dyes in textiles, fluorescent labeled biological systems and other fluorescent materials. Advanced knowledge on microscopy is very useful for researchers and students. This training module on 'Advances in
Microscopy' is designed to impart advanced knowledge in all aspects of the microscopy.

Objectives

  • To acquaint participant with recent advances in the field of light microscopy, electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy
  • To impart hands-on training on sample preparation techniques used in LM, SEM and AFM and operation of different types of microscope
  • To demonstrate the application of Light Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy in Textiles, Nano materials, Composites, Chemical and Polymer industry, Biological sciences etc.

Course Content

   Light Microscopy

  • Introduction to light microscopy
  • Polarized light microscopy and its application
  • Fluorescent light microscopy and its application
  • Application of light microscope in textiles

   Scanning Electron Microscopy

  • Principle and operation
  • Methods of scanning
  • Applications of SEM in different fields

   Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Basics of AFM
  • Sample preparation for AFM
  • Different Imaging modes
  • Mechanical properties by AFM

Date & Venue

  • January 17-19, 2019 at ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (ICAR-CIRCOT), Adenwala Road, Matunga (East), Near Five Gardens, Mumbai 400019.

Course Fee

  • The programme fee is Rs. 15,000 + 18% GST per person. The charges include course fee, course material, breakfast, tea and working lunch. The fee does not include travel, lodging and conveyance and other personal expenses. There is 50% concession for students, academicians and participants from NARS.

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Training on Absorbent Cotton Technology

Cotton, the king of natural fibres is the major raw material for the textile industry. As much as 94% of the total cotton fibre consumed is used by the spinning sector for making yarns. However, a significant quantity of cotton, about 6% is also utilized for technical applications, such as for the manufacture of “absorbent cotton”. Absorbent cotton, is a medical product used to absorb body fluids (popularly known as cotton wool or surgical cotton), Apart from medical applications, absorbent cotton is also used in various non-medical applications especially beauty and personal care sector with products like wiping pads, ear buds etc.
The demand for absorbent cotton is on the rise with increase in population and boom in the healthcare and cosmetic sectors. There is a good market potential both in the domestic as well as in the export market. India, being the largest producer of cotton in the world with a vibrant textile industry has abundant supply of the raw material for the preparation of absorbent cotton and can be a prominent producer of this important product in the world. This training programme on Absorbent Cotton Technology has been designed by CIRCOT for the benefit of personnel from industry, entrepreneurs as well as researchers to help them in understanding various processes involved in the production of absorbent cotton and testing methods for checking the product quality as per Pharmacopeia norm

Objectives

  • To acquaint the trainees about basic and advanced chemical and mechanical processes involved in the production of absorbent cotton
  • To apprise the trainees about the market potential of absorbent cotton
  • To introduce the trainees to various testing methods for absorbent cotton

Course Content

  • Chemistry and preparatory process of cotton fibre for absorbent cotton
  • Eco- friendly preparatory process for absorbent cotton
  • Mechanical processing for preparation of absorbent cotton
  • Environmental issues in the absorbent cotton industry
  • Demonstrations on absorbent cotton preparation and testing

Date & Venue

  • August 02-04, 2017 at ICAR- Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT), Adenwala Road, Matunga (East), Near Five Gardens, Mumbai 400019.

Course Fee

  • The programme fee is Rs. 12,000 + 18% GST per person. The charges include course fee, course material, breakfast, tea and working lunch. The fee does not include travel, lodging and conveyance and other personal expenses. There is 50% concession for students, academicians and participants from NARS.

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