Accession Number:

ADA456180

Title:

Micro-Fluidic Applications of Telephone Cord Delamination Blisters

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Argon pressure significantly affects the residual stress in sputter deposited thin films and coatings. In case of W thin films, high residual stresses on the order of 1-2 GPa are quite common. With the rest of sputtering parameters being equal, argon pressure determines the sign and the value of residual stress. When the amount of stored elastic energy in the film due to the residual stress exceeds the interfacial toughness, fracture normally occurs. Telephone cord buckling delamination blisters are commonly observed in compressed thin films. These mechanically active features form by a loss of adhesion between the film and the substrate due to residual stress relief, and exhibit directional growth under certain conditions. This paper considers telephone cord delamination channels for micro-fluidics applications, as this could to be a valuable, reliable, and inexpensive method of forming open channels.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE