Accession Number : ADD007589

Title :   Bonded Grid-Cathode Electrode Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Oliver,David W

Report Date : 12 May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A variety of technologies have been applied in the development of a bonded grid cathode. Erosion lithography is used for making the fine-detail grid structure, combining air erosion and lithographic techniques. To obtain openings of the order of 0.001 inch (one mil) or smaller, a nozzle with a high aspect ratio exit opening is used, and the cathode grid structure in scanned. A photo resist in which the grid pattern is developed is used over the molybdenum or tungsten grid film. The metal film is removed from the grid openings by chemical etching. The photo resist over the metal grid is used as a composite mask for removing the BN insulation in the openings by erosion with Al2O3 powder from the special nozzle on the air blast gun. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Electrodes, *Tube grids, *Bonding, *Structures, Erosion, Cathodes(Electron tubes), Metal films, Chemicals, Plates, Emission spectra, Vapor deposition, Air, Aluminum oxides, Anodes(Electron tubes), Boron nitrides, Lithography, Etching, Nozzles, Patterns, Inventions

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE