Accession Number : ADD018343

Title :   Lactic Acid Treatment of InP Materials.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 8 May 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Anatasiou, Kiki I ; Binari, Steve ; Boss, J B ; Kelener, Galina

PDF Url : ADD018343

Report Date : 08 May 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The use of lactic acid or its derivative in compositions to etch or polish materials containing indium phosphide results in treated surfaces that have reduced surface roughness compared to the surfaces treated with compositions devoid of lactic acid or its derivative. Indium phosphide surfaces treated with compositions containing lactic acid can have treated surfaces that are smooth or mirror-like, meaning that surface irregularities thereon are less than about 50 A.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SURFACE FINISHING, *INDIUM PHOSPHIDES, *LACTIC ACID, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, ETCHING

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE