Maskless etching of Mn-Zn ferrite in dichlorodifluoromethane (CCl2F2) by Ar+-ion laser (514.5 nm line) irradiation has been investigated to obtain high etching rates and aspect-ratio of etched grooves. The etching reaction was found to be thermochemical. High etching rates of up to 360 μm/s, which is about one order of magnitude higher than that in a CCl4 gas atmosphere and even higher than that in a H3PO4 solution, have been achieved. A maximum aspect-ratio of 6.9 was obtained.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Applied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 1991|
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