Fabrication of 3-D submicron glass structures by FIB

C. H. Chao, S. C. Shen, J. R. Wu

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The fabrication characteristic of focused ion beam (FIB) for Pyrex glass was investigated. FIB has several advantages such as high resolution, high material removal rates, low forward scattering, and direct fabrication in selective area without any etching mask. In this study, FIB-etched Pyrex glass was used for fast fabrication of 3-D submicron structures. A glass structure with 0.39 μm in width was fabricated. The experimental results in terms of limiting beam size, ion dose (ion/cm 2), and beam current are discussed. The influence of XeF 2 gas on FIB glass fabrication was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)878-885
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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