Tin whiskers: modeling and experiments

Project: DissertationIndividual research project

Research areas and keywords


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


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 → …


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Johan Hektor, 2018, Department of Construction Sciences, Lund University. 136 p.

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