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Topic Title: ARTICLE: Phase Transformation and Microstructural Evolution in Solder Joints
Topic Summary: An article published in the January, 2007 JOM
Created On: 2/10/2007 6:24 PM

 2/10/2007 6:24 PM

Todd Osman

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Joined: 2/2/2007

Soldering is the most important of joining technologies and there are numerous solder joints in modern electronic products. The phases and microstructures of solder joints are critical to their properties. Various remarkable phenomena caused by phase transformation and microstructural evolution in solder joints have been reported. The phenomena include ripening, layer detachment, liquation, cruciform pattern formation, solid-state amorphization, alternating layer formation, shift of reaction paths, and the effects of electromigration.

SOURCE: Sinn-wen Chen, Chao-hong Wang, Shih-kang Lin, Chen-nan Chiu, and Chih-chi Chen, Phase Transformation and Microstructural Evolution in Solder Joints, JOM, January 2007, pp. 39-43

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