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Suitable Thicknesses of Base Metal and Interlayer, and Evolution of Phases for Ag/Sn/Ag Transient liquid-phase Joints Used for Power Die Attachment

Li, J.F.; Agyakwa, P.A.; Johnson, C.M.

Authors

J.F. Li eezjl@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

MARK JOHNSON mark.johnson@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Advancedpower Conversion



Abstract

Real Si insulated gate bipolar transistors with conventional Ni/Ag metallization and dummy Si chips with thickened Ni/Ag metallization have both been bonded, at 250°C for 0 min, 40 min, and 640 min, to Ag foil electroplated with 2.7 μm and 6.8 μm thick Sn as an interlayer. On the basis of characterization of the microstructure of the resulting joints, suitable thicknesses are suggested for the Ag base metal and the Sn interlayer for Ag/Sn/Ag transient liquid-phase (TLP) joints used for power die attachment. The diffusivities of Ag and Sn in the ξAg phase were also obtained. In combination with the kinetic constants of Ag3Sn growth and diffusivities of Ag and Sn in Ag reported in the literature, the diffusivities of Ag and Sn in the ξAg phase were also used to simulate and predict diffusion-controlled growth and evolution of the phases in Ag/Sn/Ag TLP joints during extended bonding and in service. © 2014 The Author(s).

Citation

Li, J., Agyakwa, P., & Johnson, C. M. (2014). Suitable Thicknesses of Base Metal and Interlayer, and Evolution of Phases for Ag/Sn/Ag Transient liquid-phase Joints Used for Power Die Attachment. Journal of Electronic Materials, 43(4), 983-995. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-013-2971-7

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 20, 2013
Online Publication Date Jan 22, 2014
Publication Date 2014-04
Deposit Date Sep 6, 2016
Publicly Available Date Sep 6, 2016
Journal Journal of Electronic Materials
Print ISSN 0361-5235
Electronic ISSN 1543-186X
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 4
Pages 983-995
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-013-2971-7
Keywords Transient liquid phase (TLP) bonding; Die attachment; Diffusion; Interfacial reaction; Intermetallic compounds; Solid solution
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/36300
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11664-013-2971-7
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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