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Etching graphite

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hungz
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Jul17-08, 12:13 AM
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Can anyone help me out - what is an effective acid to etch graphite? if any, what would be useful for etching graphite? thanks.....
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Jul17-08, 04:17 AM
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Nothing specific comes to mind, everything strong enough to dissolve (oxidize) graphite will most likely dissolve everything else as well...

From what do you want to etch?
mrjeffy321
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Jul17-08, 09:52 AM
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How much etching are we talking about here? Millimeters or nanometers per minute?
Water (steam) can be used to etch graphite, but at very small scales.

tonvandevorst
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Sep30-08, 06:14 AM
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Etching graphite

Try using an oxygen plasma


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