Robert J. Sisolak - Huntington Beach CA
General Ceramics, Inc. - Anaheim CA
A glass to metal seal for mounting an electrical conductor in a metal wall, such as a microelectronic circuit case, and a method of mounting. The metal lead which serves as the electrical conductor is coated with a layer of iron by electroplating and the iron coated lead is mounted in the opening of the metal wall with a glass insulating sleeve. In an alternative embodiment, a barrier layer of electroplated and sintered nickel is provided on the metal lead under the iron layer. A similar layer of iron may be provided on the case wall at the lead opening, and a barrier layer may be provided on the case wall under the iron layer.