Master of Science
Materials Science and Engineering
Goldstein, Joseph I.
Ion bombardment was studied as an effective means of cleaning metal surfaces and removing contaminant layers. This cleaning allowed aluminmum couples and gold couples to form bonds in thirty to sixty minutes without raising the temperature of the adhesion zone about 200 C In comparison tests conducted without ion bombardment cleaning, temperatures of 350 C, contact forces of 150 grams and exposure times of 172 hours were necessary to achieve a similar bond, in vacuum.
Zalewski, W. J., "The effect of argon ion bombardment on the adhesion of gold and aluminum" (1970). Theses and Dissertations. 3881.