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Selective Etching of Glasses

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000070268D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Brownlow, JM [+details]

Abstract

Small shapes can be achieved by etching in glass by forming an electrolyzed glass layer of up to 10 microns thick over a glass member. At 500V, 300 Degrees C for 30 minutes a layer 5 microns thick is produced. The layer provides a 5:1 acid-resistant ratio over the glass member. The desired shape can then be achieved using the etch-resist ratio.