Megasonic Frequencies Operating in Thickness Mode Transducers on Removal of Nano- Dimensional and Sub-Micron Particles from Ceramic Components

M.J., GOODSON and TERRY, LIM and VETRIMURUGAN, VETRIMURUGAN (2015) Megasonic Frequencies Operating in Thickness Mode Transducers on Removal of Nano- Dimensional and Sub-Micron Particles from Ceramic Components. In: Second International Conference on Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Technology - ASET 2015, 28-29 August, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

This study investigates the cleaning performance of high intensity megasonic frequencies operating in thickness mode transducers on removal of nano-dimensional and sub-micron particles from ceramic components. The effect of various megasonic frequencies such as 280 kHz, 360 kHz and 470 kHz on 3rd stage cleaning and final cleaning was studied for low temperature co-fired ceramic components. The multiple extractions study was carried out for various frequencies to measure the surface cleanliness, maximum cleaning potential and also to see the erosion propensity. Based on multiple extraction study the design of experiments was formed to develop the best cleaning process i.e higher cleaning efficiency and lower standard deviation. The result indicates that 3rd stage cleaning with 280 kHz followed by 470 kHz as final cleaning and 280 kHz followed by 360 kHz final cleaning provides significantly higher particle removal hence higher cleaning efficiency and lower standard deviation as compared to all other frequencies tested. Based on multiple extraction study, longer cleaning time with 40 kHz leads to erosion of the ceramic components. The initial cleanliness is high for 40 kHz and 280 kHz, and maximum cleaning potential is high for 280 kHz and 470 kHz. The erosion propensity value is low for both 280 kHz and 470 kHz.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: megasonic sweeping, thickness mode transducers, cavitation intensity, particle removal, laser particle counting, nano, submicron
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2019 06:34
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2019 06:34
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/1603

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