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Title: Novel scanning electron microscope bulge test technique integrated with loading function

Membranes and film-on-substrate structures are critical elements for some devices in electronics industry and for Micro Electro Mechanical Systems devices. These structures are normally at the scale of micrometer or even nanometer. Thus, the measurement for the mechanical property of these membranes poses a challenge over the conventional measurements at macro-scales. In this study, a novel bulge test method is presented for the evaluation of mechanical property of micro thin membranes. Three aspects are discussed in the study: (a) A novel bulge test with a Scanning Electron Microscope system realizing the function of loading and measuring simultaneously; (b) a simplified Digital Image Correlation method for a height measurement; and (c) an imaging distortion correction by the introduction of a scanning Moiré method. Combined with the above techniques, biaxial modulus as well as Young's modulus of the polyimide film can be determined. Besides, a standard tensile test is conducted as an auxiliary experiment to validate the feasibility of the proposed method.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. AML, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)
  2. School of Aerospace Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22305892
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CORRECTIONS; CORRELATIONS; IMAGES; MEMBRANES; MEMS; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SUBSTRATES; THIN FILMS; YOUNG MODULUS