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DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE

Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 62047-17
Semiconductor devices - Micro-electromechanical devices - Part 17: Bulge test method for measuring mechanical properties of thin films (IEC 62047-17:2015); German version EN 62047-17:2015

Title (German)

Halbleiterbauelemente - Bauelemente der Mikrosystemtechnik - Teil 17: Wölbungs-Prüfverfahren zur Bestimmung mechanischer Eigenschaften dünner Schichten (IEC 62047-17:2015); Deutsche Fassung EN 62047-17:2015


Thin film materials are used as the main component of MEMS devices and micro-machines. Residual stress and modulus of elasticity are important characteristics of usability for these materials. This document specifies the method for performing bulge tests on the free-standing film that is bulged within a window. The specimen is fabricated with micro/nano structural film materials, including metal, ceramic and polymer films, for MEMS, micromachines and others. The thickness of the film is in the range of 0,1 μm to 10 μm, and the width of the rectangular and square membrane window and the diameter of the circular membrane range from 0,5 mm to 4 mm. The tests are carried out at ambient temperature, by applying a uniformly-distributed pressure to the testing film specimen with bulging window. Elastic modulus and residual stress for the film materials can be determined with this method. The committee responsible is DKE/K 631 "Halbleiterbauelemente" ("Semiconductor devices") of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) at DIN and VDE.

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Responsible national committee

DKE/K 631 - Halbleiterbauelemente 

Edition 2015-12
Original language German
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