Electrically Insulating Elements and Electrically Conductive Elements Formed from Elements having Different Oxidation BehaviorsSubmitted by Admin on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 20:37
Patent Number: US9439295
Inventors: Lazarus, Nathan S.; Meyer, Christopher D.; Bedair, Sarah S.
Patent Principal Area: Novel Materials and Fabrication Techniques (Including 3D Printing)
Publish/ Grant Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to electrical devices and methods for fabricating electrical devices using an oxidation process. According to one embodiment, a method of forming an electrical device using an oxidation process includes forming a metallic element which is to become an electrically insulating or resistive element in an electrical device; forming an electrically conductive element connected to the metallic element, wherein the metallic element and the electrically conductive element have different oxidation behavior when subjected to the oxidation process; and subjecting the elements forming the electrically insulating or resistive element and the electrically conductive element to the oxidation process.