Correlation of Intrinsic Thin Film Stress Evolution and IMC Growth with Whisker Growth


This paper explores the notion that the nucleation and growth of Sn whiskers is motivated by net compressive intrinsic thin film stresses. In this view, a threshold level of stress should exist at which Sn whiskers nucleate; furthermore, whiskering will relieve the compressive stress by a measurable amount. We examine the threshold stress for whisker… (More)


14 Figures and Tables