Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country’s people.

The CSIR is committed to supporting innovation in South Africa to improve national competitiveness in the global economy. Science and technology services and solutions are provided in support of various stakeholders, and opportunities are identified where new technologies can be further developed and exploited in the private and public sectors for commercial and social benefit.

Equipment at this Institution

1 Conical Technologies Ion Trap System
2 Vacutec Ultra-cold ion trapping and cooling system
3 Zygo Inteferometer System
4 PANalytical X'Pert PRO X-Ray Diffractometer X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
5 Waters SQD Mass Spectrometer (MS)
6 Coherent Inc Turnable Ultra-Fast Femto-Second Transient Absorption Spectroscopic System (TUFTASS) Turnable Ultra-Fast Femto-Second Transient Absorption Spectroscopic System (TUFTASS)
7 Trumpf 5 Axis Laser System TLC 1005
8 Jeol JEM 2100 Transmission Electron Microscope Electron Microscopes
9 Anton Paar GmbH Small-angle X-ray Scattering System (SAXS)
10 Omicron Nano-Technologies VT UHV SPM Scanning Tunelling Microscope
11 Omicron Nano-Technologies VT-STM Scanning Probe Microscopes (AFM/STM) Scanning Probe Microscopes
12 Jeol JSM 7500F Scanning Electron Microscope
13 Metris Faro (USA) Faro Arm Platinum (Touch Probe) + Metris MMC 80 Laser Scanner + Metris K600 Measurement System (Controller, Camera, LEDs and Software) + Workstation Robot Manipulator Charaterisation (RMC) System incorporating a Reverse Engineering (RE)
14 PTI RK-3A Rapid Kothen Sheet Former
15 Methrom 743 Rancimat
16 Precision Husky Corporation 38” HTFD Precision Waste Wood Chipper
17 Aerotech Precision Translation Stage
18 Carl Zeiss THMS 600 Polarised Optical Microscope
19 Picarro Inc. G2401 CRDS Analyser
20 Thor Labs OCM1300SS Optical Coherence Tomography System
21 Horiba Scientific Nanoparticle Size Analyzer Nanoparticle analyser
22 Agilent Technologies (USA) Multimode Scanning Probe Microscopy with Electrochemical Capabilites (MMSPM-EC) Scanning Probe Microscopes
23 Tekran 2537B Mercury Vapour Analyser
24 Hamamatsu LCOS Spatial Light Modulator
25 Prometec GmbH Laserscope UFF100
26 Horiba Jobin Yvon Nanolog (JYN) Spectro-fluorometer
27 ThermoFischer Finnigan Delta V Plus Isotope Ration Mass Spectrometer (MS) Mass Spectrometer (MS)
28 Coherent Innova FRED 300 Laser
29 Jenoptik Laser Infra Red (IR) Spatial Light Modulator
30 ABB Bomen DAS Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)
31 Carl Zeiss Auriga Cobra FIB Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIBSEM)
32 Perkin Elmer LS-55 Fluorescence Spectrometer
33 CDP Systems CDP Excipro System
34 Advanced Research System Cryogenic Cooler System
35 Fraunhofer Institute of Laser Technology Coaxial Process Control Unit
36 Chemspeed Automated Reactor
37 Bruker SA (Pty) Ltd. Alpha-T FT-IR Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)
38 Tekran® Series 2600 Automated Water Analyser & Accessories Water Analyser
39 Bruker Atomic Force Microscope Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
40 Colerent Innova 308 Argon System
41 Spectra Physics Beamlok 2080 Argon Ion Laser System
42 Aerotech Aerotec 90 xyz Micro Stage
43 DML Deckel Maho Ablator Laser Ablation system