Influences of Atomizing Pressure on Properties and Microstructure at Brazed Joint of Lead-Free Solder Powder
The effects of the atomizing pressure on the microstructures and properties of the lead-free solder powder by the supersonic atomizer method were investigated. The microstructures of the brazed joint of solder paste were also observed. The results showed that with increasing atomizing pressures from 0.4 to 0.7 MPa, the powder particles are refined significantly and the effective atomization efficiency increases rapidly, but the oxygen content slightly rises. When the atomizing pressures increases from 0.7 to 0.9 MPa, the effective atomization efficiency only increases slightly, meanwhile both sphericity and roughness of the powder deteriorate. The atomized powder exhibits high effective atomizing efficiency, uniform size distribution, good sphericity and smooth surface when the atomizing pressure is 0.7 MPa. The diffusion layer brazed welded by Sn3Ag2.8Cu paste with Cu substrate is thicker and more irregular than that of by Sn37Pb paste.
Hyungsun Kim, Jian Feng Yang, Chuleol Hee Han, Somchai Thongtem and Soo Wohn Lee
T. H. Xu et al., "Influences of Atomizing Pressure on Properties and Microstructure at Brazed Joint of Lead-Free Solder Powder", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 695, pp. 89-92, 2011