MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 269, 2019IIW 2018 - International Conference on Advanced Welding and Smart Fabrication Technologies
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Advanced Welding Processes|
|Published online||22 February 2019|
Influence of Thermal Aging on Microstructure and Property of Gold Alloy Joint Soldered by Sn-based Solder
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, No.37, Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100191, PR China
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As an undisputed material of choice to guarantee reliability in a broad range of high performance and safety-critical applications in the electrical contacts and connectors, AuAgCu alloy was soldered with Ag-plated Cu wire using Sn-based solder. To clarify the embrittlement and strength reduction of the gold soldered joint, the microstructure and its influence on the macroand micro-mechanical properties of the soldered joint under various thermal aging conditions were studied. The result indicated that, taking the mechanical property consideration alone, Sn-based solder could be used to join AuAgCu alloy. Different from the embrittlement and strength reduction of the soldered joint of pure gold, although the brittle fracture features appeared in mechanical test of the soldered joints, the shear strength of soldered joint after thermal aging at 125 °C almost did not decrease in comparison with that before thermal aging. Nevertheless, too high temperature and long time still had bad influence on mechanical properties. Otherwise, thermal aging had a large effect on the IMCs layer, as aging temperature elevated and aging time increased, IMCs layer became thicker, more complex components and multiply-sublayers structure with different microhardness. The study provides a fundamental understanding for gold alloy soldering.
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