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Intermetallic growth of SAC237 solder paste reinforced with MWCNT


Mohamed Ariff, Azmah Hanim and Mohd Najib, Mohamad Aznan and Roslan, Muhammad Raimi and Anuar, Muhammad Azrol Amin (2017) Intermetallic growth of SAC237 solder paste reinforced with MWCNT. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 25 (4). pp. 1249-1254. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526


The formation of intermetallic compound (IMC) layer at the interfaces of pad finishes has been studied. The growth of IMC layer as a reflow process and its properties were also discussed. In this study, solder alloy SAC237 (Sn: 99 wt.%, Ag: 0.3 wt.%, Cu: 0.7 wt.%), reinforced with 0.01 wt.% Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs), was mixed to form a composite solder paste and soldered on Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold (ENIG) and Immersion Tin (ImSn) pad finishes. Reflow process was conducted in oven with specific reflow profile. The growth and properties of IMC layer were analysed using optical microscope with image analyser. Results showed that the thickness of IMC layer for ENIG and ImSn were 1.49 and 2.51 µm, respectively. Floating IMC and voids within the solder bulk and IMC layer were also identified in the samples. In addition, the measured wetting angle for ENIG and ImSn were 16.21° and 34.32°, respectively.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: As reflow; ENIG; SAC237; Immersion tin; Intermetallic compound; Multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 08:02
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2019 07:53
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/58326
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