Plasma Etch PE-200 | Ceramics Case Study
Contaminates: Organics - Oils
Substrate: Ceramic substrates
Equipment Used: Plasma Etch System, Model PE-200
Details of Application: PE-200
This company manufactures various ceramic parts. To gauge the success of plasma treatment to these ceramics parts, a before and after treatment contact angle was taken. Before treatment, contact angle was 88 degrees. After treatment, the contact angle was reduced 12 degrees. The contact angle in this instance was measured in 5 different places on each substrate and the contact angle remained ± 2 degrees.
Subsequent studies have correlated a reduction in contact angle results and dramatically increased bond strength.
This company uses an argon-oxygen plasma treatment prior to wire bonding to increase adhesive and bond strength.
This company chose Plasma Etch, Inc. due to the uniform etch that was received on their test samples.