Bulk Metallic Glass Multiscale Tooling for Molding of Polymers with Micro to Nano Features : A Review
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|Title:||Bulk Metallic Glass Multiscale Tooling for Molding of Polymers with Micro to Nano Features : A Review||Authors:||Browne, David J.
Gilchrist, M. D.
Byrne, Cormac J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4846||Date:||27-Sep-2012||Abstract:||There is a growing demand for single-use disposable polymer devices with features at submicron scales. This requires resilient tooling which can be patterned to scales of the order of hundreds of nanometers. The requisite topology can be imparted to silicon, but it is too brittle to be of use in a die to mold thousands of plastic parts. The polycrystalline nature of tool steel means that it cannot be patterned with submicron detail. Some bulk amorphous alloys have the requisite mechanical properties to be viable as materials for such dies, and can be patterned—e.g., via embossing as a supercooled liquid into MEMS silicon or using focused ion beam (FIB)—with submicron features which may persevere over many thousands of molding cycles. The composition of the amorphous alloy must be carefully selected to suit the particular molding application (polymer/process). The state-of-the-art methodology is presented, along with results of our recent experimental investigations.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Springer-Verlag||Journal:||Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A||Volume:||44||Issue:||5||Start page:||2021||End page:||2030||Copyright (published version):||2012 Springer-Verlag||Keywords:||Polymer devices; Tooling||DOI:||10.1007/s11661-012-1427-7||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection|
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