APEX® Glass is a photosensitive glass-ceramic material ideally suited for the microstructuring of precision features. APEX® Glass is ideally suited for a number of markets including RF signal conditioning, IC packaging, life science, and integrated photonics. APEX® Glass is produced and sold exclusively by 3D Glass Solutions, Inc.
APEX® Glass is an Alumino-silicate glass with a medium coefficient of thermal expansion ideally positioned between silicon (3ppm/K) and copper (17ppm/K). APEX® Glass also has a high glass transition temperature enabling an elevated post-processing thermal window for downstream microfabrication needs.
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion||10ppm/K|
|Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)||452 C|
|Young's Modulus||80 GPa|
|Thermal Conductivity||1.5 W/mK|
APEX® Glass is used extensively for a number of microwave and RF applications. Leveraging APEX® Glass' electrical characteristics with advanced manufacturing and designs is only possible with photo-definable glasses enables electronic structures with very high Q, low loss, with greater data transfer rates at lower power consumption.
|Electrical Resistivity||10˄12 ohm-cm|
|Frequency (GHz)||0 - 20|
APEX® Glass is an ideal material for a number of photonics and optoelectronic applications. Combine APEX® Glass' electrical integration and optical properties to create small and powerful optics systems.
|1550nm||93%||82%||Tested with 1mm thick samples.|