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Method for preventing micromechanical structures from adhering to another object

United States Patent

5,766,367
June 16, 1998
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A method for preventing micromechanical structures from adhering to another object includes the step of immersing a micromechanical structure and its associated substrate in a chemical species that does not stick to itself. The method can be employed during the manufacture of micromechanical structures to prevent micromechanical parts from sticking or adhering to one another and their associated substrate surface.
Smith; James H. (Albuquerque, NM), Ricco; Antonio J. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 645,976
May 14, 1996
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-76DP00789 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.