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|Title:||Utilizing energy efficient microwave sintering to significantly enhance the tensile response of a lead-free solder|
|Citation:||Nai, S.M.L., Kuma, J.V.M., Gupta, M. (2009). Utilizing energy efficient microwave sintering to significantly enhance the tensile response of a lead-free solder. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 42 (1) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/42/1/015404|
|Abstract:||This study investigates the effects of conventional sintering and hybrid microwave sintering techniques on the microstructure evolution and tensile properties of a Sn-Ag-Cu solder. A significant energy saving of up to 99% was achieved using the hybrid microwave assisted sintering approach. Hybrid microwave sintered samples exhibited better densification (in terms of lower porosity level) and this indicates the ability of microwaves to sinter solder materials more effectively. Furthermore, tensile results revealed that samples hybrid microwave sintered at 210 °C exhibited the best enhancement in yield strength and ultimate tensile strength, with no compromise in the failure strain, as compared with other widely used commercial solders. The morphology of pores and interparticle spacing were observed to be the two key factors influencing the mechanical properties of the solders. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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