Cu 5Zn 8 normally forms between Sn-Zn solder and Cu metallization. In this study, the growth of the intermetallic compound (IMC) layer is slowed by increasing the silver content in the Sn-8.5Zn-Ag-Al-Ga/Cu system. Experimental results showed that the total thickness of the IMC layers formed with 1.5 wt.% silver content was about half that without silver. The reduction might be due to the formation of the intermetallic compound (Ag,Cu)-Zn at the interface in addition to silver.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry