Lab Norms

  1. Sample for observation, after completing the preparation, has to be submitted to the EM facility one day in advance for mandatory vacuum desiccation. If the sample requires immediate observation then prior permission has to be obtained for the same
  2. As far as possible, be in time for your slot and do not extend beyond your allotted slot unless it is vacant and available
  3. You may have to bring a new CD and save on it your digitally recorded micrographs and analysis data. Your data will be kept on the microscope system for a maximum of 30 days after which the facility will not be responsible for your data on the system
  4. If the red indicator lamp is lit in front of the microscope room, somebody is working inside and do not disturb them. Who are inside you may find from board kept for the purpose outside and do not barge into the TEM room
  5. Do not entertain any visitors into the microscope room without prior permission
  6. No body should interrupt the persons involved in working with the microscope
  7. Users working in non-working hours/non-working days should arrange for an accompanying person and avoid as for as possible working alone in the microscope room
  8. Don't meddle with anything in the microscope which you are not approved off
  9. You are supposed to do things which are approved for the category you belong
  10. Make all the entries in the Logbook kept for the purpose before starting the analysis
  11. Tools and consumables kept in the microscope room can not be taken out of the room
  12. Avoid irrelevant and unnecessary taking in the microscope room
  13. Keep your mobile phones off before entering the microscope room
  14. No foods and drinks are allowed inside to microscope room
  15. Avoid stinking shoes and socks into the microscope room
  16. Long finger nails and wearing sharp edged rings in the fingers or bungles in the wrist are prohibited while working on the machine. These may cause permanent damage the machine
  17. Help us keep the microscope room clean and dust free

Any defaulter will be suspended from using the facility by the convener. The incident /case will be formally discussed by facility coordination committee and the decision of the committee is binding on users and the user has to comply with whatever penalty imposed.