Etch Rate and Dimensional Accuracy of Machinable Glass Ceramics in Chemical Etching
Machinable glass ceramic (MGC) is well known in the micro-electromechanical system and semiconductor industry. Chemical etching is used in this experiment to study the performance of MGC. The etching rate of MGC and its accuracy by indentation method is studied. The categoric parameter applied here is the type of chemical etchant used: hydrochloric (HCl), hydrophosphoric (H3PO4) and hydrobromic (HBr) acids; and, numerical parameters are etching temperature and etching solution. The experimental investigation that was carried out is governed by design of experiment (DoE).
Pietro VINCENZINI, Sheldon WIEDERHORN and Paolo COLOMBO
H. T. Ting et al., "Etch Rate and Dimensional Accuracy of Machinable Glass Ceramics in Chemical Etching", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 65, pp. 251-256, 2010