We have studied the structure, electrical conductivity, and thermopower of liquid Sn, Sn0.962Ag0.038, Sn0.987Cu0.013, and Sn0.949Ag0.038Cu0.013 alloys, which are used as lead-free solders. Diffraction data have been used to develop structural models of the melts. The conductivity and thermopower data have been interpreted in terms of the proposed structural models and resonance s-d scattering.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.
Lashko, S.V. and Lashko, N.F., Paika metallov (Metal Soldering), Moscow: Mashinostroenie, 1988.
Lai, H.L. and Duh, J.G., Lead-Free Sn-Ag and Sn-Ag-Bi Solder Powders Prepared by Mechanical Alloying, J. Electron. Mater., 2003, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 215–220.
Siewert, Th., Liu, S., Smith, D.R., and Madeni, J.C., Properties of Lead-Free Solders, Release 4.0 Database for Solder Properties with Emphasis on New Lead-Free Solders, Colorado: NIST & Colorado School of Mines, 2002, p. 77.
Wilson, J.W., Structure of Liquid Metals and Alloys, Metall. Abstr., Ser. III, 1969.
Regel’, A.R. and Glazov, V.M., Fizicheskie svoistva elektronnykh rasplavov (Physical Properties of Electronic Melts), Moscow: Nauka, 1980.
Kaplow, R. and Averbach, B.L., X-ray Diffractometer for the Study of Liquid Structures, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 1963, vol. 34, pp. 579–581.
Cromer, D.T. and Waber, J.T., The Computation of Atomic Scattering Factors, Acta Crystallogr., 1965, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 104–108.
Plevachuk, Yu. and Sklyarchuk, V., Electrophysical Measurements for Strongly Aggressive Liquid Semiconductors, Meas. Sci. Technol., 2001, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 23–26.
Hulgren, R., Desai, P.D., Hawkins, D.T., et al., Selected Values of the Thermodynamic Data of Binary Alloys, Metals Park: Am. Soc. for Metals, 1973.
Binary Alloy Phase Diagrams, Massalski, Th.B., Ed., Metals Park: Am. Soc. for Metals, 1998.
Faber, T.N. and Ziman, J.M., A Theory of the Electrical Properties of Liquid Metals: III. The Resistivity of Binary Alloys, Philos. Mag., 1965, vol. 11, no. 109, pp. 153–173.
Friedel, J., in The Physics of Metals: 1. Electrons, Ziman, J.M., Ed., London: Cambridge Univ., 1969.
Ohno, S. and Harada, S., Electrical Properties of Semiconducting Liquid Te with Transition Metal Solutes, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 1980, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 189–193.
Original Russian Text © S.I. Mudry, V.M. Sklyarchuk, Yu.O. Plevachuk, I.I. Shtablavyi, 2008, published in Neorganicheskie Materialy, 2008, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 171–175.
About this article
Cite this article
Mudry, S.I., Sklyarchuk, V.M., Plevachuk, Y.O. et al. Structure and electrical properties of liquid Sn, Sn0.962Ag0.038, Sn0.987Cu0.013, and Sn0.949Ag0.038Cu0.013 . Inorg Mater 44, 129–133 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0020168508020088
- Structure Factor
- Free Path
- Radial Distribution Function
- Eutectic Alloy
- Silver Atom