A new microfabrication method that combines localized ion implantation and magnetorheological finishing is proposed. The proposed technique involves two steps. First, selected regions of a silicon wafer are irradiated with gallium ions by using a focused ion beam system. The mechanical properties of the irradiated regions are altered as a result of the ion implantation. Second, the wafer is processed by using a magnetorheological finishing method. During the finishing process, the regions not implanted with ion are preferentially removed. The material removal rate difference is utilized for microfabrication. The mechanisms of the proposed method are discussed, and applications are presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)