Study of Fusion Thickness of Tin Solder Heating by Self-Propagating Exothermic Reaction

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Author(s)

  • Zheng ZHOU
  • Liping MO
  • Hui LIU
  • Y.C. CHAN
  • Fengshun WU

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7435-7448
Journal / PublicationJournal of Electronic Materials
Volume47
Issue number12
Online published28 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Abstract

Heat released from aluminum-nickel (Al/Ni) self-propagating exothermic reaction has been developed as a rapid heating source and is called a localized heating source due to its short duration and narrow heat affected zone (HAZ). It is suitable for the interconnection of thermal mismatch material couples, temperature-sensitive devices, microbial systems and microanalysis systems. However, the fusion thickness of the solder layer has not been deeply studied to minimize the HAZ. In this study, Sn was electroplated on the AlNi nanofoil. Experimental and numerical methods were used to evaluate the heating capability of AlNi nanofoil through analyzing the size of fusion zone and HAZ within the Sn solder–AlNi nanofoil–Sn solder sandwich structure. Finite element analysis (FEA) was used for simulating the temperature field and temperature history of the structure. Different thicknesses of tin layer were considered to analyze the effect of the change of structures. The temperature of the surface of the tin layer and fusion zone was measured to validate the FEA model. Furthermore, the analysis showed that the maximum thickness for melting the Sn layer within the substrate–Sn solder–Al/Ni nanofoil–Sn solder–substrate sandwich structure changes with the thickness of substrates and preheating temperature. FEA predictions indicated that a preheating temperature of 125°C is effective to bond Cu substrates at the thickness of 0.3 mm with tin solder.

Research Area(s)

  • Al/Ni nanofoil, FEA, fusion zone, self-propagating exothermic reaction

Citation Format(s)

Study of Fusion Thickness of Tin Solder Heating by Self-Propagating Exothermic Reaction. / ZHOU, Zheng; MO, Liping; LIU, Hui et al.

In: Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 47, No. 12, 12.2018, p. 7435-7448.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review