Accession Number : ADD011340

Title :   Method for Bonding Insulator to Insulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wohltjen,H ; Giuliani,J F

Report Date : 05 Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This abstract discloses a method for making an airtight seal between a pair of insulator elements, such as glass plates, without destroying any fine structure etched in the insulator elements. A thin metal film is deposited on one of the elements to be sealed and then placed in intimate contact with the other element to be sealed. The elements are then heated to a temperature well below their softening point, but high enough to significantly enhance the ion mobility in the insulator. A voltage is applied across the interface and the resulting anodic reaction consumes the film at the interface while producing a strong hermetic bond between the insulator elements.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Metal films, *Hermetic seals, *Anodic coatings, *Bonding, Heat treatment, Ions, Mobility, Etching, Electric fields, Insulation, Glass, Semiconductors, Voltage, Interfaces, Thin films

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE