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Welcome to the National Facility for Atom Probe Tomography (NFAPT) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.

NFAPT houses the state of art atom probe tomography (APT), latest cutting edge technology "Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP 5000 XR)" along with "Helios Dual Beam Scanning Electron Microscope with Focussed Ion Beam (FIB)" for LEAP sample preparation. NFAPT has been set up with one third of the funding coming from a group of eight founding partner institutions (IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Ropar, ARCI, Hyderabad/Chennai and BARC (BRNS)) and two third of the funding from Nano Mission of DST. The partner institutes have the remotely operable modules empowering them with independent online operational capability of LEAP. This is the first remotely operable LEAP facility in the world. Any researcher in India is welcome to use the facility by contacting the coordinator of the specific zone he/she belongs to, with a one-page proposal that brings out the need for using the facility for his/her research. Once the proposal is approved, a slot will be provided for the use of the facility."