Controlled positions and kinetic analysis of spontaneous tin whisker growth

Chien Hao Su, Hao Chen, Hsin Yi Lee, Albert T. Wu

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Abstract

This study achieved controlling the positions of spontaneous growth of tin whiskers. We surmounted the unpredictable growing nature of such whiskers and performed accurately quantitative analyses of the growth kinetics and yielded precise measurement of the growth rate. Furthermore, using synchrotron radiation x-ray, this study determined the stress variations in conjunction with whisker growth that fitted appropriately to the model. Accordingly, the results could address the debate held for decades and prove that forming a surface oxide layer is one of the required and necessary conditions for controlling the positions of spontaneous growth of tin whiskers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131906
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume99
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Sep 2011

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