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Title: Crystallographic structure and mechanical behaviour of SnAgCu solder interconnects under a constant loading rate
Authors: Gong, Jicheng
Liu, Changqing
Conway, Paul P.
Silberschmidt, Vadim V.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: GONG, J., 2007. Crystallographic structure and mechanical behaviour of SnAgCu solder interconnects under a constant loading rate. IN: Proceedings of the 57th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, (ECTC '07), Reno, NV, May 29-June 1, pp. 677 - 683.
Abstract: With the continuing increase of the integration density in electronics, dimensions of interconnections for electronic components have been miniaturized to a scale that is comparable to those of their crystallographic structure. For instance, a SnAgCu solder joint in the flip chip package can contain only one or a few grains. In this case, the mechanical behaviour of the micro-joint is expected to shift from a polycrystalline-based to single-crystal one. Considering the further miniaturization, both the crystallographic structure and mechanics of each component (Ag3Sn, Cu6Sn5 and beta-Sn matrix) within a grain and the adjacent SnCu interface will play an important role in the reliability of the micro-joint due to their size comparable with that of a grain, irregular geometry, their heterogeneous distribution and considerably different properties. In addition, at such a small scale, the non-local effect on deformation of beta-Sn should be taken into account to interpret mechanical interactions between components. In this paper, a shearing test, in which it is possible to apply a constant loading to a SnAgCu joint is deigned to investigate mechanics of substructure within a SnAgCu grain and near the SnCu interface.
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Version: Published
DOI: 10.1109/ECTC.2007.373869
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5339
ISBN: 1424409853
ISSN: 0569-5503
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