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Title: Apparatus and method for electroforming high aspect ratio micro-parts

Abstract

A fixture is disclosed to more easily affix a workpiece in the proper orientation and spacing with sealed electrical interconnection within an electrochemical plating bath. The workpiece can be any planar metallic or non-metallic substrate such as a silicon wafer commonly used in LIGA or microsystem fabrication. The fixture described allows the workpiece to be submerged deep within an electrolytic cell, facing upwards, and allows easy transfer from one cell to another. The edges, backside, and electrical connections are sealed and protected from the electrolyte.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Stockton, CA
  2. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  3. Manteca, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
971537
Patent Number(s):
7608174
Application Number:
11/599,766
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25D - PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PRODUCTION OF COATINGS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Hachman, John T, Losey, Matthew W, and McLean, Dorrance E. Apparatus and method for electroforming high aspect ratio micro-parts. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Hachman, John T, Losey, Matthew W, & McLean, Dorrance E. Apparatus and method for electroforming high aspect ratio micro-parts. United States.
Hachman, John T, Losey, Matthew W, and McLean, Dorrance E. Fri . "Apparatus and method for electroforming high aspect ratio micro-parts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/971537.
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abstractNote = {A fixture is disclosed to more easily affix a workpiece in the proper orientation and spacing with sealed electrical interconnection within an electrochemical plating bath. The workpiece can be any planar metallic or non-metallic substrate such as a silicon wafer commonly used in LIGA or microsystem fabrication. The fixture described allows the workpiece to be submerged deep within an electrolytic cell, facing upwards, and allows easy transfer from one cell to another. The edges, backside, and electrical connections are sealed and protected from the electrolyte.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {11}
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