Date of Award

Summer 8-2000

Document Type


Degree Name

Honors College Theses


Electrical Engineering

Second Advisor

Dr. Joyce W. O'Rourke

Third Advisor

Dr. Beverly Wade


This paper gives a brief overview of the process of completely sealing and permanently joining glass to a semi-conductor without the use of adhesives known as anodic or electrostatic bonding. It is well known that this process will introduce thermal strain due to different coefficients of thermal expansion between any metal or semiconductor and glass. This paper will also describe the effect of the MEMS packaging process on various devices that are bonded electrostatically.