Tin Whiskers Revelations: Part II – Can the Right Alloy Prevent Formation?

Phase 2 of our study involved wetting balance, spread, DSC and mechanical tests. We’re continuing our summary of a year-long experiment aimed at identifying lead-free solder alloys that mitigate tin whisker growth. This study cut right to the chase, beginning with an elimination round. The first phase knocked out two-thirds of the nine original candidate alloys based on their whisker production.

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