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Method and device for reversibly attaching a phase changing metal to an object

2018

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A method for reversibly attaching a phase changing metal to an object, the method comprising the steps of: providing a substrate having at least one surface at which the phase changing metal is attached, heating the phase changing metal above a phase changing temperature at which the phase changing metal changes its phase from solid to liquid, bringing the phase changing metal, when the phase changing metal is in the liquid phase or before the phase changing metal is brought into the liquid phase, into contact with the object, permitting the phase changing metal to cool below the phase changing temperature, whereby the phase changing metal becomes solid and the object and the phase changing metal become attached to each other, reheating the phase changing metal above the phase changing temperature to liquefy the phase changing metal, and removing the substrate from the object, with the phase changing metal separating from the object and remaining with the substrate.

Author(s): Zhou Ye, Guo Zhan Lum, Metin Sitti
Year: 2018
Month: January

Department(s): Physical Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Patent (patent)

How Published: US Patent Application US 2018/0021892 A1

Links: US Patent Application Database
Attachments: US Patent Application (PDF)

BibTex

@patent{US20180021892A1,
  title = {Method and device for reversibly attaching a phase changing metal to an object },
  author = {Zhou Ye, Guo Zhan Lum, Metin Sitti},
  howpublished = {US Patent Application US 2018/0021892 A1},
  month = jan,
  year = {2018},
  month_numeric = {1}
}