CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2019 Edition
| Editors: Sami Chatti, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart, Tullio Tolio

Silver Sintering

  • Aarief Syed-KhajaEmail author
  • Jörg Franke
Reference work entry



Silver sintering is a method to form a solid mass which does not require a phase change by application of heat and with/without pressure.

Extended Definition

Forming of solid mass of silver particles which acts as an interconnect medium between the electronic component and circuit board. The usage of this technique has been used mainly in high performance electronic applications where high thermal and electrical conductivity are demanded.

Theory and Application

Theory and Mechanism

Sintering has been used over hundreds of years for making ceramic components (Johnson 1978; Kingery et al. 2000). This technique finds nowadays application in various sectors of machining, automotive, aerospace, medical applications, etc. (Upadhyaya 2000). Sintering is usually classified into several types based on the shrinkage or densification mechanism, mainly solid-state and liquid-phase sintering. Polycrystalline...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS)Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)NurembergGermany
  2. 2.Heraeus ElectronicsHeraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KGHanauGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Konrad Wegener
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Machine Tools and ManufacturingETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland