Surface Modification

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Professor Sarin

This unique state-of-the-art university research laboratory has the capability of R&D activities in both Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) techniques.

It contains two experimental and two pilot scale CVD units capable of producing a wide range of tough, chemically resistant coatings for various applications.

Two multiple-range RF sputtering units capable of producing monolithic, multilayered, and composite coatings are available for coating development by PVD.

Research and development of diamond coatings is focused on the combustion flame process. Several combustion flame setups have been developed and fabricated to produce diamond coatings of various morphologies on a wide range of materials.

Unique equipment and techniques have been developed to evaluate the mechanical, chemical, and structural properties of coatings, such as a microscratch tester to evaluate adherence.