Fritsch Planatery Ball Mill: Mechanical alloying is a nonequilibrium processing method, originally developed to produce oxide dispersion strengthened alloys. it can be utilized to process
large quantities of materials at relatively low cost. Mechanical alloying has been
widely used to produce extremely fine microscturctures, amorphouse alloys, and rare
earth permanent magnet materials.
High Energy Ball Milling:
Centorr Arc Melter: Centoor Arc melter is used for the synthesis of various magnetic binary and ternary alloys.
Hydrothermal Synthesis: Parr hydrothermal bomb units with temperature controller is currently used for the
synthesis of oxide nanoparticles and oxide coated core-shell nanoparticles.
Vacuum Chambers: Ultra-high vacuum chambers are equipped with e-beam evaporators and thermal evaporators for thin
Furnaces: Several high temperature furnaces (max temp 1200 oC) and tube furnaces (max temp. 1000 oC) are regularly used for calcination. A tube furnace is also equipped to perform
hydrogen reduction and nitridation.
Chemical Hood and Storage: The synthesis laboratory has a chemical hood to carry out wet chemistry in a safe
and controlled environment. The laboratory also has adequate chemical storage facility
in accordance with the EPA regulations.