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Laser-induced forward transfer direct-write of miniature sensor and microbattery systems
Author(s): Alberto Pique; Craig B. Arnold; Ryan C. Wartena; David W. Weir; Bhanu Pratap; Karen E. Swider-Lyons; Richard A. Kant; Douglas B. Chrisey
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Paper Abstract

Direct-Write techniques have the potential to revolutionize the way miniature sensor devices and microbattery systems are designed and fabricated. The Naval Research Laboratory has developed an advanced laser-based forward transfer process for direct writing novel structures and devices comprising of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites under ambient conditions on both ceramic and plastic substrates. Using this forward transfer technique, we have demonstrated the ability to rapidly prototype various types of physical and chemical sensor devices, and microbatteries. The laser forward transfer process is computer controlled which allows the design of the devices to be easily modified and adapted to any specific application. Furthermore, the same process enables the fabrication of complete sensor or power-source systems by incorporating the passive electronic components required for sensor readout or power management. Examples are provided of various types of miniature sensors, and prototype alkaline and Li-ion microbatteries fabricated using this technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4830, Third International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (19 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486567
Show Author Affiliations
Alberto Pique, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Craig B. Arnold, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ryan C. Wartena, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
David W. Weir, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Bhanu Pratap, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Karen E. Swider-Lyons, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Richard A. Kant, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Douglas B. Chrisey, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4830:
Third International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication
Isamu Miyamoto; Kojiro F. Kobayashi; Koji Sugioka; Reinhart Poprawe; Henry Helvajian, Editor(s)

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