FOR MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY (C-MET)
for Materials for Electronics Technology is a registered Scientific
Society, under the Administrative control of the Ministry
of Information Technology,
established for development of viable technologies in the area of mainly electronic materials.
The main objectives of C-MET are
establish technology up to pilot scale for range of electronics
materials and transfer the same to industry for commercialization.
establish material characterization facility
undertake applied research activities in the relevant areas of operations
C-MET has three laboratories operational
at Pune, Hyderabad and Thrissur and the Central Coordination is carried
out from Pune. The Laboratories are functional
from their own buildings and the essential infrastructural facilities,
process and characterization equipment etc.,
have been established for undertaking the activities in identified
thrust areas. C-MET,
Hyderabad is involved mainly in the development as well as upscaling
of process technologies for high purity metals, alloys, special dopants
and semi-conductor materials. The thrust areas identified for C-MET,
Hyderabad laboratory are given below:
|High Purity Metals,
| · High purity metals, alloys
· Tantalum and refractory metals
Special materials and products
Hyderabad Showcase for ELITEX'
- Ultrahigh Purity
Materials - 5N, 6N Purity Metals
powder and Tentalum pentoxide
- Zone refining
- Vacuum distillation
- Sodium reduction
and Hydriding-Dehydriding of Metals & Alloys.
Facilities and infrastructure:
Hyderabad laboratory occupies a land area of approximately 15 acres
in the industrial sector of Hyderabad.
It has a civil structure of abour 2000 Sq.mtrs
built-up area with special provisions for undertaking pilot plant
activities which require high rise roof.
The laboratory has installed
power capacity of 100 KVA with emergency backup by diesel generator
124 KVA capacity.
The water requirement for the
laboratory is catered from ground water through Bore-wells
and the overhead water tank of about 1 lakh litres capacity. The lawn and plantation for meeting the Pollution Control
Board requirement have been developed.
equipment and Common facilities:
some projects such as Tantalum,
Indium, Silver POCl3,
Glod/GPC have been taken from NFC through an MOU signed by Secretary,
DoE and Secretary, DAE,
and athe projects have been successfully absorbed. The process equipment required
to achieve the objectives of the projects such as High purity Indium
(5N), Solar cell grade POCl3, Capacitor grade tantalum powder,
etc., have been procured
characterization equipment required to analyze 5N purity materials and
Tantalum powder such as ICP-OES, GD-OES, O-N analyzer, Particle size analyzer, Metallurgical Microscope, etc.,
have been procured and commissioned.
The LCR bridge required to measure the capacitance of the Tantalum
capacitors and the equipment required to test the products of high purity
products such as metal sheets, rods,
wires, etc., namely Universal Testing Machine (UTM) and Mechanical
Hardness Tester (MHT) for testing and evaluating of Tensile strength
& Hardness of wires and sheets have also been
successfully installed at the laboratory.
The facilities such as drilling machine,
grinding, cutting and welding machines have been established
in the work shop.. The 18 Mohm water purification system
required for high purity analysis and processes is installed at the laboratory.The requisite office
equipment have also been made available to meet the requirement of day
to day activities. The list of
major process, characterization and common facilities is given separately.