TPCI has an extensive research infrastructure, which is continually being upgraded and adapted to technological advancements. The Institute operates facilities for:


Materials Synthesis, Growth & Processing

Laboratories for synthesis of

(a) organic and polymer compounds
(b) carbon-based nanostructured materials
(c) high-temperature synthesis of inorganic compounds

Instrumentation for laser-based & other type materials growth and processing (thin films, doping, thermal poling, cutting and polishing)

Materials & Devices Characterization Platforms

Polymer & Colloids Characterization
Thermal Analysis
Electrochemical Analysis
Electronic Spectroscopy
Raman and Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopy
Dielectric Spectroscopy
Laser-Induced Plasma Spectroscopy (LIPS)
Materials Diagnostics Platforms


comprising a cluster 19 of SUN X4100 and X4600 rack mounted computers. The total number of AMD Opteron cpu cores is 156, all running SuSe linux operating system.

A variety of Computational Chemistry and Physics program packages are run in parallel on the computer nodes, the load being distributed by the Sun Grid Engine software.

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Photonics and Nano-applications

Two integrated and complementary groups of facilities for


Photonics and nano-structures at short wavelengths working stations


Clean room for photonics applications and devices

Photonics engineered surfaces and structures - Structural Characterization
Design and development of prototype devices - Functional Control
Photonics and Nano-applications systems






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