Zinc whisker growth from electroplated finishes – a review

  title={Zinc whisker growth from electroplated finishes – a review},
  author={L. Wu and Mark A. Ashworth and Geoffrey D. Wilcox},
  journal={Transactions of the IMF},
  pages={1 - 8}
Abstract Electroplated zinc finishes have been associated with the electronics industry for many years as a result of their excellent corrosion resistance and relatively low cost. They are normally applied onto ferrous products to provide corrosion protection in a range of different environments. However, the formation of spontaneously grown whiskers on zinc-electroplated components, which are capable of resulting in electrical shorting or other damaging effects, can be highly problematic for… Expand
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