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Micro-channel drilling of Ni and Pt films on silicon by using laser beam interference ablation for solid oxide fuel cells
Author(s): Mindaugas Gedvilas; Bogdan Voisiat; Simonas Indrišiūnas; Mindaugas Maciulevičius; Sigitas Tamulevičius; Brigita Abakevičienė; Viktoras Grigaliūnas; Gediminas Račiukaitis
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Paper Abstract

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are widely studied because of their potential usage in power source applications. At present huge attention is paid to micro solid oxide fuel cells (μ-SOFC) based on thin film technologies with power capacity in the range of several watts. Porous nickel is an important part in many types of solid oxide fuel cells. This work presents experimental results of laser micro-channel formation in the 200 nm thick nickel and platinum films for the fuel cell membranes. The four-beam interference ablation was applied for fast and parallel formation of microchannel over a large area in thin metal film on a silicon substrate for μ-SOFC. Using this technique, regularly arranged circular holes with a period of 4.2 μm were formed in the 200 nm thick nickel and platinum films. The diameter of the holes ranged from 1.7 to 2.7 μm. The area where holes were ablated by a single laser exposure was approximately 250x250 μm. A silicon substrate was chemically etched from backside to release the patterned nickel film.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8204, Smart Nano-Micro Materials and Devices, 82040D (23 December 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.910247
Show Author Affiliations
Mindaugas Gedvilas, Ctr. for Physical Sciences and Technology (Lithuania)
Bogdan Voisiat, Ctr. for Physical Sciences and Technology (Lithuania)
Simonas Indrišiūnas, Ctr. for Physical Sciences and Technology (Lithuania)
Mindaugas Maciulevičius, Ctr. for Physical Sciences and Technology (Lithuania)
Sigitas Tamulevičius, Kaunas Univ. of Technology (Lithuania)
Brigita Abakevičienė, Kaunas Univ. of Technology (Lithuania)
Viktoras Grigaliūnas, Kaunas Univ. of Technology (Lithuania)
Gediminas Račiukaitis, Ctr. for Physical Sciences and Technology (Lithuania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8204:
Smart Nano-Micro Materials and Devices
Saulius Juodkazis; Min Gu, Editor(s)

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