Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Author(s): Rui Cruz
João Alexandre da Cruz Ranita
José Maçaira
Fernando Ribeiro
Ana Margarida Batista da Silva
José M. Oliveira
Maria Helena F. V. Fernandes
Helena Aguilar Ribeiro
Joaquim Gabriel Mendes
Adélio Mendes
Title: Glass-Glass Laser-Assisted Glass Frit Bonding
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: A novel sealing method is proposed for encapsulating devices comprised of glass substrates. This sealing method is based on applying a glass frit paste cord onto the substrate and then using a laser beam to locally supply the necessary energy to allow the formation of a hermetic bonding layer. A detailed description of the laser bonding technique, the necessary equipment and method, and a preliminary study is carried out. The need to apply mechanical pressure during the bonding step is averted, thus facilitating the manufacturing process. The glass bonding cord obtained by the laser-assisted process was found to have an excellent contact with both substrates and no gas inclusions or voids were detected, indicating that an effective sealing was achieved. Preliminary hermeticity tests of the laser-bonded cells yielded encouraging results. The developed laser-assisted glass frit bonding process is a promising technique for obtaining hermetic sealing of photoelectronic and electrochemical devices, as it allows temperature-sensitive materials to be used inside them.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Engenharia química
Technological sciences, Chemical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia química
Engineering and technology::Chemical engineering
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Agência de Inovação, S.A./Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção/SI IDT - 3423/2008/Desenvolvimento de um sistema inovador de selagem e montagem de DSC/SolarSel
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
Artigo original publicado1.6 MBAdobe PDF    Request a copy from the Author(s)

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.