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Effect of nickel doping on interfacial reaction between lead-free solder and Ni-P substrate

Osman, Saliza Azlina and A., Ourdjini and Aisha, Siti Rabiatull (2012) Effect of nickel doping on interfacial reaction between lead-free solder and Ni-P substrate. In: 2012 2nd International Conference of Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM), 26 - 28 Feb 2012, Singapore.


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Due to environmental concern, lead-free solder are taking the place of eutectic Sn-Pb solder in electronic packaging industry. Among various lead free alloys, Sn-Ag{u (SAC) alloys are leading lead-free candidate solders for various applications because it is offered better properties. This study investigates the interfacial reactions during reflow soldering and isothermal aging between Sn-3.0Ag-0.5Cu (SAC305) and Sn-3.0Ag-0.5Cu-0.05Ni (SACN30505) on electroless nickeV immersion palladium/immersion gold (ENEPIG) surface finish. The substrates were subjected to isothermal aging at L25"C for up to 2000 hours with solder size diameter of 500pm. The results indicated that after reflow soldering, (Cu, Ni)6Sn5IMC is formed between solder and substrate while after aging treatment a new IMC was formed between (Cu, Ni)6Sns and substrate known as (Ni, Cu):Sna. Moreover, after soldering and isothermal aging, Nidoped (SACN) solder represents a thicker IMC compared to SAC solder. Aging time of solder joints results in an increase of IMC's thickness and changes their morphologies to become more spherical, dense and with larger grain size. In addition, the results also revealed that the thickness of intermetallics formed is proportional to the aging duration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lead-free solder, ENEPIG, intermetallic compound, surface finish and isothermal aging
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Depositing User: M.Iqbal Zainal A
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 08:25
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 08:25
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2430
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