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Diamond ink jet
Author(s): Eberhard P. Hofer; Stefan aus der Wiesche; Christian Rembe; Joachim Patzer; Peter Gluche; Ruediger Leuner; Erhard Kohn
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Paper Abstract

A novel thermal ink jet heater based on diamond is presented. In contrast to the conventional actuator systems passivation layers are not necessary. This reduces the manufacturing cost and increases the thermal efficiency of the micro heater. In addition, the excellent mechanical properties of diamond guarantee protection against cavitation damages. In this paper the theoretical and experimental development process from first ideas up to the final prototype of the diamond ink jet is described. The new thermal ink jet heater has been tested successfully and its advantages are demonstrated by experiments using high speed cinematography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3409, Electronic Imaging: Processing, Printing, and Publishing in Color, (7 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324122
Show Author Affiliations
Eberhard P. Hofer, Univ. of Ulm (Germany)
Stefan aus der Wiesche, Univ. of Ulm (Germany)
Christian Rembe, Univ. of Ulm (Germany)
Joachim Patzer, Univ. of Ulm (Germany)
Peter Gluche, Univ. of Ulm (Germany)
Ruediger Leuner, Univ. of Ulm (Germany)
Erhard Kohn, Univ. of Ulm (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3409:
Electronic Imaging: Processing, Printing, and Publishing in Color
Jan Bares, Editor(s)

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