Effects of addition of copper particles of different size to Sn-3.5Ag solder

Nadia, A. and Haseeb, A.S. Md. Abdul (2012) Effects of addition of copper particles of different size to Sn-3.5Ag solder. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 23 (1). pp. 86-93. ISSN 0957-4522

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Abstract

In this study, copper particles with different sizes 20-30 nm, 3 and 10 mu m were incorporated into Sn-3.5Ag solder paste to form Sn-Ag-Cu composite solder. The Cu particles were added at 0.7 and 3 by paste mixing for 30 min. The composite solder samples were prepared on copper substrate at 240A degrees C for 60 s. Differential scanning calorimetry was conducted to measure the melting point of the composite solder. The wetting angle and microstructure of the composite solder were studied using optical microscope and scanning electron microscope. Micro hardness was measured using a 10 gf load. It was reported that the lowest melting point was obtained at 216.3A degrees C when Cu nanoparticles was added at 3 to Sn-3.5Ag. The microstructure of Sn-3.5Ag solder structure was dendritic in nature. With the addition of Cu nanoparticles, the microstructures were modified with more refined Sn structures. The existence of sunflower morphology of un-melted copper was observed when Cu microparticles were added.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Nadia, Aemi Haseeb, A. S. M. A.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lead-free solders sn-ag microstructural development intermetallic morphology composite solders shear-strength tin-lead cu growth nanoparticles
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2013 01:53
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 02:50
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/5450

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