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3 September 1999 Resistance of dichromated gelatin as photoresist
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Proceedings Volume 3875, Materials and Device Characterization in Micromachining II; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.360475
Event: Symposium on Micromachining and Microfabrication, 1999, Santa Clara, CA, United States
Abstract
Based on the photographic chemistry, chemically hardening method was selected to enhance the anti-etch capability of gelatin. With the consideration of hardener and permeating processing, formaldehyde is the most ideal option due to the smallest molecule size and covalent cross-link with gelatin. After hardened in formaldehyde, the resistance of the gelatin was obtained by etched in 1% HF solution. The result showed that anti-etch capability of the gelatin layer increased with tanning time, but the increasing rate reduced gradually and tended to saturation. Based on the experimental results, dissolving-flaking hypothesis for chemically hardening gelatin was presented. Sol-gel coatings were etched with 1% HF solution. Compared with the etching rate of gelatin layer, it showed that gelatin could be used as resist to fabricate optical elements in sol-gel coating. With the cleaving-etch method and hardening of dichromated gelatin (DCG), DCG was used as a photoresist for fabricating sol-gel optical elements. As an application, a sol-gel random phase plate was fabricated.
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Pang Lin, Yingbai Yan, Guofan Jin, and Minxian Wu "Resistance of dichromated gelatin as photoresist", Proc. SPIE 3875, Materials and Device Characterization in Micromachining II, (3 September 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.360475
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