Method for polishing amorphous aluminum oxide

A method for the chemical-mechanical polishing of amorphous aluminum oxide surfaces to a high degree of perfection is described. The aluminum oxide surfaces are continuously wetted with a water-citric acid slurry containing a soft abrasive material. The continuously wiping of the aluminum oxide surface is accomplished with a firm surface using pressure while maintaining a relative movement between the aluminum oxide surface and the firm surface to remove the water reacted aluminum oxide product from the high points of the aluminum oxide surface. This method is continued until a high degree of perfection of the surface is accomplished. The slurry is typically composed of colloidal silicon dioxide dispersed in water containing citric acid.

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Patent History
Patent number: T105402
Type: Grant
Filed: Apr 23, 1984
Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
Inventors: Jagtar S. Basi (Fishkill, NY), Eric Mendel (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Application Number: 6/603,263
Current U.S. Class: 156/636; 156/667; 252/791
International Classification: H01L 21306;