Technologies for enhancing the wetting and adhesion of materials to a ceramic surface are described herein. In a general embodiment, a silicon dioxide film is applied to a ceramic surface that is then joined to another surface by brazing with an active braze filler metal. In another example, the silicon dioxide film is applied to a ceramic surface of a device that is then potted in an epoxy potting material.
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 This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.