We are developing a method to build arrays of Ge-based microcalorimeters for soft X-rays detection using micro-photolithographic techniques. A key element of the process is the electrical and thermal connection between the germanium sensors and the interconnection electrical tracks, that lay on a substrate acting as mechanical support and thermal sink. The geometry of the sensors, that have a square base truncated pyramid shape, makes feasible a connection through indium soldering. We describe a technique, based on microlithography and electroplating, adopted to grow indium bumps of a few tens of square microns of area and several microns high on top of the contact pads patterned on the substrate. The sensor array is placed over the bumps and a subsequent baking melts the indium, soldering the sensors to the pads.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||Journal of Low Temperature Physics|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
Arnone, C., Barbera, M., Lullo, G., Lo Cicero, Barbera, & Collura (2012). Electroplated Indium Bumps as Thermal and Electrical Connections of NTD-Ge Sensors for the Fabrication of Microcalorimeter Arrays. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 167, 535-540.