Packaging a liquid metal ESD with micro-scale Mercury droplet.

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A liquid metal ESD is being developed to provide electrical switching at different acceleration levels. The metal will act as both proof mass and electric contact. Mercury is chosen to comply with operation parameters. There are many challenges surrounding the deposition and containment of micro scale mercury droplets. Novel methods of micro liquid transfer are developed to deliver controllable amounts of mercury to the appropriate channels in volumes under 1 uL. Issues of hermetic sealing and avoidance of mercury contamination are also addressed.

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Barnard, Casey Anderson August 1, 2011.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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A liquid metal ESD is being developed to provide electrical switching at different acceleration levels. The metal will act as both proof mass and electric contact. Mercury is chosen to comply with operation parameters. There are many challenges surrounding the deposition and containment of micro scale mercury droplets. Novel methods of micro liquid transfer are developed to deliver controllable amounts of mercury to the appropriate channels in volumes under 1 uL. Issues of hermetic sealing and avoidance of mercury contamination are also addressed.

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  • Report No.: SAND2011-7180
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1088095
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc844617

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  • August 1, 2011

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Barnard, Casey Anderson. Packaging a liquid metal ESD with micro-scale Mercury droplet., report, August 1, 2011; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc844617/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.