Carnegie Mellon University

Materials Processing

Extensive materials processing equipment are available throughout the department, for preparing metals, ceramics, and polymers for applications ranging from ironmaking to microelectronics to biomaterials. Equipment is available to produce nanomaterials, polycrystalline powders or dense compacts, thin films, and single crystals. For example, a range of thin-film processing techniques are available, including atomic layer deposition, molecular beam epitaxy, pulsed laser deposition, liquid phase epitaxy, organometallic vapor phase epitaxy, silicon carbide sublimation growth, sputtering, and vacuum evaporation.