Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 264–269 | Cite as

The Silicone Conundrum

  • W. John Wolfgong
  • Kirk Wiggins
Case History---Peer-Reviewed


Silicones are ubiquitous materials used in a multitude of industries. They are, in fact, so common that designers often overlook their shortcomings. This paper discusses some of the common failure mechanisms of silicones, in particular with regards to the electronics industry that have been investigated by the Raytheon Failure Analysis Labs, McKinney, TX.


Chemistry Failure analysis Separation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Raytheon Failure Analysis LabsMcKinneyUSA

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