The characteristics of joints with Indium-silver alloy using diffusion soldering method

Je Yoon Kim, Sang Won Park, Jee Young Yoon, Hwa Young Kim, Dae Yeon Lee, Gyu Tae Kim, Man Young Sung, Ey Goo Kang

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Bonding process using indium-silver alloy which can withstand high temperature was investigated at relatively low temperature. We used a thermal evaporator and vacuum coater for making indium-silver contact. From the result of experiment, we observed that indium and silver films which have good quality are formed. From phase diagram of In-Ag alloy, we can find that melting point of these compounds increases with the silver content, i.e. eutectic (1441°C) <AgIn2 (166°C) < (300 °C) < (670°C) < (695°C). And these compounds are determined by the composition ratio of the source metal. Now we confirmed the thermal characteristics of Indium-Silver alloy is controlled by silver. Consequently we have developed Ag/In/Ag multi-layer composite which has higher melting point than that of normal contact. The melting point of Ag/In/Ag multi-layer is about 700 °C. The joint cross-sections are studied using SEM(scanning electron microscopy) and EDX(Energy Dispersive X-rays), From these data, we observed that the composition and microstructure of Ag/In/Ag multi-layer were reliable and this bonding procedure is a better technique compared to the conventional structure of quantum well LED and GaN/Si LED structure was made by using sapphire for substrate and might be good for high temperature electronic devices in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventNew Materials for Microphotonics - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Apr 132004 Apr 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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