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Method for hermetic electrical connections

United States Patent

December 27, 2011
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A method of providing a hermetic, electrical connection between two electrical components by mating at least one metal pin in a glass-ceramic to metal seal connector to two electrical components, wherein the glass-ceramic to metal seal connector incorporates at least one metal pin encased (sealed) in a glass-ceramic material inside of a metal housing, with the glass-ceramic material made from 65-80% SiO.sub.2, 8-16% Li.sub.2O, 2-8% Al.sub.2O.sub.3, 1-5% P.sub.2O.sub.5, 1-8% K.sub.2O, 0.5-7% B.sub.2O.sub.3, and 0-5% ZnO. The connector retains hermeticity at temperatures as high as C. and pressures as high as 500 psi.
Monroe; Saundra L. (Tijeras, NM), Glass; S. Jill (Albuquerque, NM), Stone; Ronnie G. (Albuquerque, NM), Bond; Jamey T. (Albuquerque, NM), Susan; Donald F. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 268,667
November 11, 2008
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.