Nanofabrication Facility

Cleanroom in operation

Key components of CHTM's vertically integrated structure are its highly advanced facilities. Begun in 1992 with a bond issue approved by the State of New Mexico and dedicated in 1997, the Center for High Technology Materials was constructed in the Science & Technology Park at UNM's south campus. 

The main complex and two satellite buildings contain several laboratories devoted to the research of nanotechnology and advanced optics.

The main building is a 60,000 sq. ft. research facility

The extensive modern cleanroom in the main building provides capabilities for the fabrication of advanced semiconductor devices from epitaxial structures grown at CHTM. Also within the main building are nearly two dozen laboratories that house high power lasers, scanning electron microscopes, devices for molecular beam epitaxy, and advanced workstations for numerical simulations of atomic structures and beam propogation within laser cavities.

Satellite buildings

Research at the neighboring Crystal Growth Facility focuses on metal organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) epitaxial growth for advanced semiconductor device structures and a newly constructed draw tower and cleanroom located nearby in UNM Research park enables the local fabrication of custom long optical fibers for research.

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For information on the use of CHTM's facilities, please contact:

Dr. Tito Busani
Nanofab Manager
UNM Center for High Technology Materials
1313 Goddard SE
Albuquerque NM, 87106

Phone: (505) 272-7648
Fax: (505) 272-7801 
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