Development of mechanically strong, ultrasonically processed, nanoparticle-embedded Pb-free soldered electronic interconnects and Al-Si brazed joints (2014–2017)

Abstract:
This project will combine recent advances in understanding grain refinement during solidification with novel techniques of microstructure control through the application of external stimuli during processing and the addition of nanoparticle master alloys. This approach will enable the manufacture of fine-grained high performance products. The research will be applied to soldering and brazing operations for improved behaviour during manufacturing and increased reliability. The involvement of a major global supplier of alloys to the electronics sector will facilitate the application of the research in the development of advanced products suitable for incorporation into next-generation electrical devices.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Emeritus Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council