IIT Madras inaugurates the National Facility of Atom Probe Tomography (NFAPT)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Inaugurated in presence of Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, the NFAPT facility at IIT-Madras houses state-of-the-art atom probe tomography (APT) along with other advanced technology. It is the first remotely operable LEAP facility in the world. Scientists and engineers throughout India will be able to use the newly installed LEAP 5000 which is expected to impart a major thrust to research in nanotechnology and to impact a wide spectrum of industries ranging from steel to automobiles and energy to transportation sector.

Prof B S Murty from IIT-Madras, principal investigator of the NFAPT Project, gathered contributions from top research institutions in the country in order to establish this platform: IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Ropar, the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) along with the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS). Funds also came from the DST's ‘Nano-mission’ headed by Prof C N R Rao.

More from the Indian media:
- India Today: IIT Madras hosts world's first remotely operatable Local Electrode Atom Probe
- Economics Time: IIT-Madras unveils "world's first" remotely operable LEAP miscroscope
- The Times of India: IIT-Madras takes a LEAP to view atoms in materials