Tin whiskers: modeling and experiments

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


Whiskers are crystalline grains of e.g. tin, spontaneously growing out of a surface.
The research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms causing whisker growth in for example lead-free solders. This is done using X-ray diffraction experiments to measure crystal orientation and strain in 3D as well as numerical models based on crystal plasticity and phase-fields.

Effective start/end date2013/03/01 → …

Free keywords

  • Whisker
  • Phase field
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Intermetallic