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SMTnet Express February 28, 2013, Subscribers: 26214, Members: Companies: 13305, Users: 34373

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Effect of Cooling Rate on the Intermetallic Layer in Solder Joints

While it has long been known that the Cu6Sn5 intermetallic that plays a critical role in the reliability of solder joints made with tin-containing alloys on copper substrates exists in two different crystal forms over the temperature range to which electronics circuitry is exposed during assembly and service, it has only recently been recognized that the change from one form to the other has implications for solder joint reliability. (...)

In this paper the authors report a study of the effect of cooling rates on Cu6Sn5 crystals. Cooling rates from 200°C ranged from 10°C/minute to 100°C/minute and the effect of isothermal ageing at intermediate temperatures was also studied. The extent of the phase transformation after each regime was determined using synchrotron X-ray diffraction. The findings have important implications for the manufacture of solder joints and their in-service performance.

by: Keith Sweatman, Tetsuro Nishimura, Stuart D. McDonald, Kazuhiro Nogita; Nihon Superior, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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