You can make request for SEM (Nova NanoSEM 450 [FESEM]) slots here.

Letter for Testing (Word File)
Office Order(Pdf File)
Substitute Invoice
Instructions for Users

Please note that SEM is an important facility run by research students and faculty members. Please book slots responsibly. Make bookings only
when you are sure to use them.

Gold coating facility is available only on Wednesday at WL-103A (SEM Lab). So coat the non conducting samples before your slot.

Every Week maximum 2 slots are allowed per user

Once you submit the request, an invoice will be generated. Please submit this invoice to Samata Samal (6053) within 48 hours. If you do not
submit within this time limit, your slot will get automatically cancelled and will be open for booking again.
Please submit the requisition form in the SEM lab (Carl Zeiss-Wl-103 A) drop box . Otherwise your slot will be cancel.

Non-IITK Users:
1. Non-IITK users need to send an email to Ms. Samata Samal ( with details of the sample. Users are responsible for proper preparation of their sample. Please see "User Charges" to get an estimate of the charges for utilizing the facility.
2. Non-IITK Users must come with a Demand Draft, in favor of "Registrar, IIT Kanpur" for the requisite user charges +18% GST and the SEM requisition form forwarded by his/her supervisor.

The gold coating facility is down, we will update you the gold coating status as soon as it is operational.

Due to overload on FESEM facility. We have restricted the booking of FESEM facility to users outside IITK. Now users from outside IITK can book a slot once a week (Friday). If any external IITK user reserves the slot on other days, we will remove the slot without providing any information.

(gold coating facility is down)
Time of Booking(current time)


*note: Bags are Not Allowed in FESEM Lab, AIC Building. Only One Person is allowed to come with sample for Imaging.

In case you submitted the request, but could not print the invoice for some reason, then you can
print this invoice and submit to the Lab-in-charge.(click here to print invoice)