Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties of a Ternary Sn-20In-2.8Ag Solder
Author: Yeh, M.S.
Source: Journal of Electronic Materials, Volume 31, Number 9, 1 September 2002 , pp. 953-956(4)
Abstract:The Sn-20In-2.8Ag solder alloy is a potential lead-free solder for replacing the traditional Sn-Pb solders. In this study, the mechanical properties of the bulk material are reported by tensile test at various strain rates and temperatures. The Sn-20In-2.8Ag solder possessed a solidus and liquidus between 170.8°C and 195.5°C. The ultimate tensile strength (UTS) and elongation were 59.3 MPa and 50.2% at a strain rate of 10-3 s-1 at room temperature. Moreover, the UTS of this alloy decreased, but its elongation increased, with increasing testing temperature. Stress exponents of Sn-20In-2.8Ag alloy varied from 6.5 at room temperature to 4 at 100°C, and the activation energy for creep was 51.0 kJ/mol at the higher temperature range from 50°C to 100°C. The typical intergranular creep fracture mode was observed in Sn-20In-2.8Ag solder during tensile creep deformation.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Publication date: 1 September 2002