We newly introduce a compliant rim to realize hermetic sealing of electronic components at low temperature. The compliant rim easily deforms under pressing load owing to its cone-shaped cross section and, therefore, intermetallic bonding can be performed at low temperature. We demonstrate the room-temperature vacuum sealing using the compliant rim made of Au with the aid of ultrasonic vibration of submicron amplitude. A test vehicle fabricated using silicon and glass showed that the air leak rate of the room-temperature sealing was well below 1 × 10-12 Pa.m3/s, which is sufficiently low for use in vacuum packaging.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)