Lithium

Does anyone have any insight into the removal of thin films based on
lithium? Such as a wet etch process?
Thanks
Kitty
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Kitty
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I'd try something like TMAH or ammonium hydroxide. Cobalt forms an amine complex, and lithium reacts with water.
Cheers,
Phil Hobbs
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Phil Hobbs
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If you are trying to etch a thin film then its important to know details such as how the film was originally deposited and what other compounds or elements are present. You mention lithium Cobalt. Is this a metallic fhin film that has both Li and Co in it? or are these oxides.
Is this a Lithium salt?
Please provide greater detail and send to my email address snipped-for-privacy@entropyltd.net but I would suspect that you could etch the film but should be concerned with its application and the after effects of the etching process. should it render the thin film usable after etching.
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I_keep_trying
be careful with temperature and you might wish to buffer your solution so as to keep the etch rate constant between the two materials. You might differentially etch them and there is a difference between etching and removal. You can probably remove them with NH4 OH but I assume you wish to finesse this and get to a certain depth.
Again let me know and maybe I can help
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I_keep_trying
Thank you for your help. At this time I really want to just completely remove the LiCo from alumina ceramic, to possible reuse them......not sure if its suitable, but worth a shot. The thickness of the thin film is about 20K Angstroms
Thanks Kitty
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Kitty
You might consider ion beam milling for that. The thickness is within range of what is practical.
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