This publication presents cleaning and etching solutions, their applications, and results on inorganic materials. It is a comprehensive collection of etching and cleaning solutions in a single source. Chemical formulas are presented in one of three standard formats - general, electrolytic or ionized gas formats - to insure inclusion of all necessary operational data as shown in references that accompany each numbered formula. The book describes other applications of specific solutions, including their use on other metals or metallic compounds. Physical properties, association of natural and man-made minerals, and materials are shown in relationship to crystal structure, special processing techniques and solid state devices and assemblies fabricated. This publication also presents a number of organic materials which are widely used in handling and general processing…waxes, plastics, and lacquers for example. It is useful to individuals involved in study, development, and processing of metals and metallic compounds. It is invaluable for readers from the college level to industrial R & D and full-scale device fabrication, testing and sales. Scientific disciplines, work areas and individuals with great interest include: chemistry, physics, metallurgy, geology, solid state, ceramic and glass, research libraries, individuals dealing with chemical processing of inorganic materials, societies and schools.
CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION. MATERIAL FORMATS. Introduction, General. Introduction, Materials. Etchant Formats. Format Item Description. METHODS OF ETCHING. General. Methods Index. Methods Definitions. NAMED/NUMBERED ETCHANTS. CHAPTER II: ETCHANT SECTION. INTRODUCTION. MATERIAL INDEX. ETCHANT SOLUTIONS (A-Z). APPENDICES. Appendix A-Crystallography. Appendix B-Major Elements and Radicals. Appendix C-Metals and Metallic Compounds with Reference Acronyms. Appendix D-Miller Indices. Appendix E-Natural Minerals. Appendix F-Common Chemicals. Appendix G-Material Hardness. Appendix H-Acronyms and Abbreviations.