Preliminary study on deformation and recrystallization behavior of pure tin for mitigation of whisker growth

Noriyuki Kuwano, Marina Binti Lias, Nur Azmah Binti Nordin, Youhei Soejima, Ahmad Rafiqan Bin Nayan

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Since the mechanism of Sn-whisker growth is closely related with the behavior of deformation and recrystallization, understanding of the behavior is very important to establish the measure for mitigation of whisker growth. In this work, microstructural changes after heavy deformation by scratching were characterized by EBSD for a single crystal of β-Sn, and the following results were obtained. Three types of crystal grains appear immediately after the deformation; small grains in aggregation, large serrated grains and rim-grains. The small grains are considered to be formed by dynamic recrystallization. They continue to grow at a room temperature over a lengthy period of time. The large grain has a certain crystallographic relationship with the matrix where <100> axes of the large grain and the matrix are almost parallel to each other. The serrated boundaries of large grain are so stable that the large grain does not show a grain growth process. The stable boundary is considered to promote a continuous growth of whiskers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Packaging Interconnect Technology
EditorsKazuhiro Nogita, Mohd Arif Anuar Mohd Salleh, Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah, Muhammad Faheem Mohd Tahir, Liyana Jamaludin
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035713244
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventElectronic Packaging Interconnect Technology Symposium, EPITS 2017 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Nov 1 2017Nov 2 2017

Publication series

NameSolid State Phenomena
Volume273 SSP
ISSN (Print)1012-0394
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9779


OtherElectronic Packaging Interconnect Technology Symposium, EPITS 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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