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ITU Prof. Dr. Adnan Tekin Material Sciences and Production Technologies Applied Research Center


Prof.Dr. Adnan Tekin Materials Science and Production Technologies Applied Research Center (ATARC) is an integral part of Istanbul Technical University, one of Turkey's leading research universities. ATARC maintains a strategic relationship with industry and contributes to scientific and technological advancements through education, research, and practical application.

The main objectives of ATARC are as follows

  • Addressing challenges in materials characterization within Turkey.
  • Providing materials characterization services for research projects conducted at Istanbul Technical University.
  • Offering expertise and support to industrial facilities.

ATARC serves as a hub for the development and dissemination of new technologies, processes, and equipment in collaboration with industry, academia, research centers, and public organizations. The center offers a diverse range of technical services and expertise encompassing metallurgy, chemistry, mining, geology, mineral processing, and both destructive and non-destructive evaluation methods.

Spanning over 900 square meters, ATARC houses laboratories, test facilities, workshops, and offices. These facilities include a sample preparation lab, chemical analysis lab, and various characterization equipment such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), inductively coupled plasma (ICP), and micro-hardness measurement instruments. Additionally, the center is equipped with DC magnetron sputtering and radio frequency (RF) thin-film coating (PECVD) systems, as well as various high-temperature furnaces.