SnBiInZn-based high-entropy alloy (HEA) was studied as a low reflow temperature solder with melting point around 80 °C. The wetting angle is about 52° after reflow at 100 °C for 10 min. The intermetallic compound (IMC) growth kinetics was measured to be ripening-control with a low activation energy about 18.0 kJ/mol; however, the interfacial reaction rate is very slow, leading to the formation of a very thin IMC layer. The low melting point HEA solder has potential applications in advanced electronic packaging technology, especially for biomedical devices.
- Advanced electronic packaging technology
- Diffusion kinetics
- High-entropy alloy
- Liquid-solid reactions
- Pb-free solder