25 August 2000 High-aspect-ratio microstructure fabrication using SU-8 resist
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Proceedings Volume 4174, Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology VI; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.396472
Event: Micromachining and Microfabrication, 2000, Santa Clara, CA, United States
Abstract
The SU-8 series is a negative, epoxy-type, near-UV photoresist. It has good light sensitivity and can be structured to more than 2 mm in thickness by UV exposure. It is very suitable for the application in MEMS, UV-LIGA, ultra-film. Fast prototyped from the SU-8 microstructure is a very simple way to manufacture high aspect ratio micromechanical components. The cost of this process is much lower than that of the LIGA process. We adopted electroplating method to prototype SU-8. So metallic film needed to be sputtered on the surface of the silicon wafer. IN order to study the adhesive strength between different metallic films and the SU-8, we prepared four substrates with Cu, NiFe, Au, and Ti film respectively. We found the Ti film has the strongest adhesive strength with the resist. When the film is FeNi, we should decrease the exposure duration to obtain good adhesive strength, due to the strong refection of the film.
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Jun Zhu, Jun Zhu, Xiaolin Zhao, Xiaolin Zhao, Zhiping Ni, Zhiping Ni, } "High-aspect-ratio microstructure fabrication using SU-8 resist", Proc. SPIE 4174, Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology VI, (25 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396472; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.396472
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