The Physics Department Services and Resources
The Physics department at the Technion provides services for the physics students and researchers, students of other departments- while studying physics, researchers of other departments - with few unique services (library, Liquid Helium and Nitrogen, X-ray spectroscopy, Mechanical workshop).
This tab includes a short description of the services, how to get it, cost (if any).
Please feel free to send us improvement suggestions, or criticism of non-proper service. You can use the contact us form for this purpose.
On the left side of this page you have links to administrative forms you may have to use. Unfortunately, the Technion use only Hebrew version. Non-Hebrew readers, please contact the secretariat for assistance.
X-Ray diffraction (XRD)
X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a non-destructive important tool used to identify phases by comparison with data from known structures, quantify changes in the cell parameters, orientation, crystallite size and other structural parameters of single crystalline or polycrystalline material. Most research labs and technology companies lack the scientific infrastructure and know-how to personally perform X-ray measurements. Our center personnel experienced with extensive number of materials, is at your service to help you solve your problem which is performed quickly and smoothly (usually on the same day).
This is the technique used for investigating solid samples. It’s mainly used with samples in form of single crystals and powders. Powder sample preparation can be accomplished with our crushing equipment. Typical use is execution of qualitative analysis: phase identification in polycrystalline samples, identification of minerals in geological samples, in industrial ceramics, refractories, cements, mortars. The technique is suitable for the quantification of non-crystalline component (amorphous) as well.
Texture analysis: the reconstruction of the distribution of orientation of the crystallites in polycrystalline samples allows for the reconstruction of the sample microstructure. Specific orientation of crystallites develops as a result of industrial production processes (as for many metallic parts) or by action of external or internal agents.
These measurements are vital not only for scientists working with bulk, but with nano-materials as well.
The X-ray laboratory in the department of physics is equipped with a Bruker (D8 advance eco) diffractometer (Cu radiation) use Bragg-Brentano geometry for unparalleled powder diffraction. The D8 ADVANCE Eco is the full-sized goniometer class powder XRD under ambient conditions. Like no other system the D8 ADVANCE Eco pairs excellent analytical performance for phase identification of the samples, single phase or multiphase, organic or inorganic, is performed by matching the sample's X-ray diffraction spectrum against International Center for Diffraction Data (ICDD) of diffraction patterns.
The lab supports the basic and applicative work of departmental scientists, and other Israeli researchers. At the same time, it maintains intensive collaboration with industrial partners who are satisfied by the lab’s ability to perform the XRD measurements needed to characterize materials.
A customer within the Technion will pay NIS 200 per work hour.
Out of Technion customer will pay NIS 300 per work hour. plus 19% overhead plus VAT.
Dr. Koushik Majhi
Lidow Complex, Room 374
Avi gives a solution for every maintenance problem in the building and infrastructure.
Reporting maintenance issues:
Verbal: Misha Goldberg - at the shelter room in the corridor from New wing to the old wing.
Morning: 09:30am to 10:15am
Afternoon: 03:00pm to 03:30pm
Doors opening hours:All doors in the Physics Department open between the hours of:
Sunday through Thursday, 7:00 - 19:00.
The doors are closed on Fridays, Saturdays and days in which the Technion is closed due to vacation or holidays.
Entry during time when the doors are closed is made by using employees and faculty members' magnetic card, if there is a problem with the card, please contact Avi.
Photocopy and photocopy-cards:Faculty's photocopy machines are operated by magnetic cards provided by Avi to employees and master students and above. In the Faculty there are three copiers:
3rd floor: near room 374 (Avir's office)
4th floor: near the Dean's Office
In Building LITP, room 412 on the fourth floor
Bachelor Degree students - there are two copiers that work with Student card, one outside the library and the other on the third floor near Rosen Auditorium.
We provide manufacturing and technical support for Projects across all the Physics sub-departments, other departments within the Technion, and external collaborators. Such as: hitech producers, product developers, prototype developers.
The physics department machine shop provides processing and mechanical design projects to teaching labs, teaching projects, faculty research labs, and also to members of other research units in the Technion
The machine shop specializes in special projects that demand the ability to manufacture a distinct prototype each time. We apply different materials according to the project's requirements, taking into account the projects requirements, constraints and limitations, such as: the geometry, the strength needed, magnetic factors, thermal and electrical conduction, level of purity, and so on.
The metal workshop gives a price quote to their customer if they provide a clear and explicit definition of the project. In all cases, the work will be charged by the hour.
60 NIS for physics faculty members
120 NIS for other faculties and units in the Technion.
200 NIS plus 19% overhead for customers outside the Technion
Workshop staff :
Office: Lidow 454
Office: Lidow 322
Office: Lidow 501
|• Unix System Admin
• Web Development
• Software Installation
and usage support
|• Computing Purchase
• Personal Computing
Maintenance and Installation
|• Computer interface for research
and education labs.
• Computer farms support.
There are a network printers in public rooms, however one can not print directly to the printer. Please contact computer staff for connection.
Type of printer
Driver for Windows
Lidow 4th floor
HP LaserJet 2300DN
Lidow 6th floor
HP LaserJet 2300DN
RICOH Aficio SP C420DN
|Opposite to room 230||HP LaserJet 3015dn|
A public scanner is available in the faculty secretariat.
Faculty wireless points are located in:
- Audtorium 001
- 6th Floor
- LITP building
Available Wireless Networks:
- Techpublic - For everybody. does not require registration. Does not support campus resources.
- TechSec - For registered users only. wirelss registration procedure
- Laptops - get dynamic ip number wired registration procedure
- Technion Staff and Graduate Students should get an account from faculty computer team, then configure the computer and in firt connection provide the user and password for the network.
- Students can use their username in computer staff(t2) and their password, after configuring the computer.
How to get your Mac Address:
- Windows: start --> run cmd ipconfig /all
search for the area "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection" and get the content of field : physical address .
- Macintosh In the Apple : About This Mac More details In the network area : Ethernet connection
- Linux : type /sbin/ifconfig and next to : HWaddr is the value needed