High resolution powder blast micromachining


Wensink, Henk and Berenschot, J.W. and Jansen, Henri V. and Elwenspoek, Miko C. (2000) High resolution powder blast micromachining. In: Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS, January 23-27, 2000, Miyazaki, Japan (pp. pp. 769-774).

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Abstract:Powder blasting, or Abrasive Jet Machining (AJM), is a technique in which a particle jet is directed towards a target for mechanical material removal. It is a fast, cheap and accurate directional etch technique for brittle materials like glass, silicon and ceramics. By introducing electroplated copper as a new mask material, the feature size of this process was decreased. It was found that blasting with 9 µm particles (compared with 30 µm particles) result in a higher slope of the channel sidewall. The aspect ratio of powder blasted channels was increased by using the high resistance of the copper mask in combination with the use of 9 µm particles. Furthermore, our measurements show how the blast lag (small channels etch slower compared to wider channels) is decreased by using smaller particles.
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Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2000.838615
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