Centre 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….

To establish technology up to pilot scale for range of electronics materials and transfer the same to industry for commercialization.
To establish material characterization facility
To 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:

Specialization Thrust Areas
High   Purity  Metals,


Special Materials
    High purity metals, alloys and products
    Tantalum and refractory metals
       Special materials and products
     Materials characterization

C-MET Hyderabad  Showcase for  ELITEX'

High Purity Materials

  • Ultrahigh Purity Materials - 5N, 6N Purity Metals
  • Ta-capacitor powder and Tentalum pentoxide
  • Zone refining
  • Vacuum distillation of Metals
  • Sodium reduction and Hydriding-Dehydriding of Metals & Alloys.

Facilities and infrastructure:

C-MET, 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.

Process, Characterization equipment and Common facilities:
Initially 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 and commissioned.

The 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.


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