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Resistance of dichromated gelatin as photoresist
Author(s): Pang Lin; Yingbai Yan; Guofan Jin; Minxian Wu
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Paper Abstract

Based on the photographic chemistry, chemically hardening method was selected to enhance the anti-etch capability of gelatin. With the consideration of hardener and permeating processing, formaldehyde is the most ideal option due to the smallest molecule size and covalent cross-link with gelatin. After hardened in formaldehyde, the resistance of the gelatin was obtained by etched in 1% HF solution. The result showed that anti-etch capability of the gelatin layer increased with tanning time, but the increasing rate reduced gradually and tended to saturation. Based on the experimental results, dissolving-flaking hypothesis for chemically hardening gelatin was presented. Sol-gel coatings were etched with 1% HF solution. Compared with the etching rate of gelatin layer, it showed that gelatin could be used as resist to fabricate optical elements in sol-gel coating. With the cleaving-etch method and hardening of dichromated gelatin (DCG), DCG was used as a photoresist for fabricating sol-gel optical elements. As an application, a sol-gel random phase plate was fabricated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3875, Materials and Device Characterization in Micromachining II, (3 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360475
Show Author Affiliations
Pang Lin, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yingbai Yan, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Guofan Jin, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Minxian Wu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3875:
Materials and Device Characterization in Micromachining II
Yuli Vladimirsky; Craig R. Friedrich, Editor(s)

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