Interconnection technologies for laser-patterned electrode arrays.

Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference (2009-01-24)
Martin Schuettler, Christian Henle, Juan S Ordonez, Wolfgang Meier, Thomas Guenther, Thomas Stieglitz
ABSTRACT

Standard interconnection technologies are reviewed in respect to their applicability to electrically and mechanically connect laser-patterned nerve electrodes made from silicone rubber and platinum foil to wires and screen printed alumina substrates. Laser welding, gap welding, microflex ball bonding, and soldering are evaluated. Corresponding processes were established and evaluated in respect to their mechanical strength. Best results were obtained by soldering. If soldering cannot be used because of regulatory reasons, parallel gap welding and microflex are recommended. Laser welding provides weaker interconnects with only moderate reproducibility.

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Platinum, foil, light tested, 25x25mm, thickness 0.05mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 0.125mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 6mm disks, thickness 0.125mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 10mm disks, thickness 0.025mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.0025mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.002mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.003mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.0075mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.0125mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.01mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.025mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.025mm, as rolled, 99.99+%
Platinum, foil, 15x15mm, thickness 0.2mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 0.125mm, as rolled, 99.99+%
Platinum, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 0.1mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 0.1mm, as rolled, 99.99+%
Platinum, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 0.25mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 0.25mm, as rolled, 99.99+%
Platinum, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 0.25mm, as rolled, 99.999%
Platinum, foil, 30x30mm, thickness 0.2mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 50x50mm, thickness 0.125mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 50x50mm, thickness 0.125mm, as rolled, 99.99+%
Platinum, foil, 50x50mm, thickness 0.1mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 50x50mm, thickness 0.1mm, as rolled, 99.99+%
Platinum, foil, 0.05m coil, thickness 0.025mm, coil width .4mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 0.05m coil, thickness 0.025mm, coil width .85mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 0.05m coil, thickness 0.025mm, coil width 1.2mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 0.05m coil, thickness 0.025mm, coil width 1.6mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 0.05m coil, thickness 0.025mm, coil width 2mm, as rolled, 99.95%
Platinum, foil, 0.05m coil, thickness 0.025mm, coil width 5mm, as rolled, 99.95%