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Plasma source ion implantation researchers

Plasma source ion implantation uses plasma--high-temperature, ionized gas--to precisely position ions on surfaces. This can provide an efficient way to dope silicon when manufacturing integrated circuits. Shown during a tour of a PSII lab are (left to right) Rich Matyi, associate professor; Larry Larson, SEMATECH fellow; Sue Felch, Varian company project manager; Dave Chapek, graduate student; and Emil Ishida, post-doctoral engineer. view larger image

Laboratories and equipment for materials science research are found throughout the individual engineering and physical science departments. General purpose laboratories, materials preparation facilities, and commonly used apparatus, such as electron microscopes and X-ray diffractometers, are located within the Materials Science Center itself. University-wide facilities include several computing centers, heavy ion and electron accelerators, and a nuclear reactor with facilities for neutron diffraction. The Physical Sciences Laboratory and the Synchrotron Radiation Center are available for use by students and faculty in materials science. Most departments also have the facilities and expertise required to design and fabricate special research equipment.

To promote interaction among faculty and students with materials interests, many individual research laboratories are located in or near the Engineering Research Building. These include, electron microscopy, crystallography, electronic materials, fatigue and fracture, nuclear materials, polymer science, powder metallurgy, radiation damage, rheology, crystal growth and purification, superconductivity, cryogenics, and surface properties.

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