Kinetics of the polymorphic phase transformation of Cu6Sn5

Zeng, Guang, McDonald, Stuart David, Read, Jonathan J., Gu, Qinfen and Nogita, Kazuhiro (2014) Kinetics of the polymorphic phase transformation of Cu6Sn5. Acta Materialia, 69 135-148. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2014.01.027

Author Zeng, Guang
McDonald, Stuart David
Read, Jonathan J.
Gu, Qinfen
Nogita, Kazuhiro
Title Kinetics of the polymorphic phase transformation of Cu6Sn5
Journal name Acta Materialia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-6454
Publication date 2014-05-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.01.027
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 69
Start page 135
End page 148
Total pages 14
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Formatted abstract
 Cu6Sn5 is a critical intermetallic compound in soldering and three-dimensional integrated circuit packaging technology and exists in at least five different crystal structures in the solid state, with a polymorphic phase transformation from hexagonal to monoclinic structures occurring on cooling. The kinetics of polymorphic transformations in Sn-rich Cu6Sn5 and Cu-rich Cu6Sn5 is systematically investigated in this study. This includes the generation of continuous cooling transformation diagrams as well as time–temperature transformation diagrams. Techniques used include variable temperature synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry. The findings have important implications for the manufacture of solder joints and their in-service performance.
Keyword Intermetallic compounds
X-ray synchrotron radiation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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Created: Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 06:00:27 EST by Guang Zeng on behalf of School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering