Interface Characteristics of Sapphire Direct Bonding for High-Temperature Applications
AbstractIn this letter, we present a sapphire direct bonding method using plasma surface activation, hydrophilic pre-bonding, and high temperature annealing. Through the combination of sapphire inductively coupled plasma etching and the direct bonding process, a vacuum-sealed cavity employable for high temperature applications is achieved. Cross-sectional scanning electron microscopy (SEM) research of the bonding interface indicates that the two sapphire pieces are well bonded and the cavity structure stays intact. Moreover, the tensile testing shows that the bonding strength of the bonding interface is in excess of 7.2 MPa. The advantage of sapphire direct bonding is that it is free from the various problems caused by the mismatch in the coefficients of thermal expansion between different materials. Therefore, the bonded vacuum-sealed cavity can be potentially further developed into an all-sapphire pressure sensor for high temperature applications. View Full-Text
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Li, W.; Liang, T.; Chen, Y.; Jia, P.; Xiong, J.; Hong, Y.; Lei, C.; Yao, Z.; Qi, L.; Liu, W. Interface Characteristics of Sapphire Direct Bonding for High-Temperature Applications. Sensors 2017, 17, 2080.
Li W, Liang T, Chen Y, Jia P, Xiong J, Hong Y, Lei C, Yao Z, Qi L, Liu W. Interface Characteristics of Sapphire Direct Bonding for High-Temperature Applications. Sensors. 2017; 17(9):2080.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Wangwang; Liang, Ting; Chen, Yulei; Jia, Pinggang; Xiong, Jijun; Hong, Yingping; Lei, Cheng; Yao, Zong; Qi, Lei; Liu, Wenyi. 2017. "Interface Characteristics of Sapphire Direct Bonding for High-Temperature Applications." Sensors 17, no. 9: 2080.
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