Effect of additional elements on the low-cycle-fatigue characteristics of Sn-1.0Ag-0.7Cu solder obtained using a miniature-sized specimen

Hideyuki Kanayama, Yutaka Konishi, Fumio Ogawa, Takamoto Itoh, Masao Sakane, Mitsuo Yamashita, Hiroaki Hokazono

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Abstract

The low-cycle-fatigue properties of lead-free solders based on Sn-1.0Ag-0.7Cu were investigated using miniature-sized specimens. Their mechanical properties were improved by adding bismuth, nickel, and germanium. The effects of additional elements upon the low-cycle-fatigue characteristics of Sn-1.0Ag-0.7Cu, Sn-1.0Ag-0.7Cu-2.0Bi, Sn-1.0Ag-0.7Cu-0.07Ni-0.01Ge, and Sn-1.0Ag-0.7Cu-2.0Bi-0.07Ni-0.01Ge were studied and found to change. The number of cycles to failure of the two solders with bismuth was shorter than those of the two without bismuth. Regarding added nickel and germanium, there were as many cycles to failure of Sn-1.0Ag-0.7Cu-0.07Ni-0.01Ge as there were to Sn-1.0Ag-0.7Cu without nickel or germanium. The stress amplitudes of the two solders with bismuth were higher than those without bismuth. The number of cycles to failure of four solders can be expressed using energy parameters. Microstructures were observed to investigate the differences in the stress range response (softening) and fracture mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-191
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Fatigue
Volume116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bismuth
  • Germanium
  • Low-Ag solder
  • Low-cycle fatigue
  • Nickel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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