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Contributions of the nanoparticles and glass frit to conductivity in Pb-free silver paste
Author(s): Sung Hyun Park; Dong Seok Seo; Gwon Seung Yang; Jong Kook Lee
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Paper Abstract

Pb-free silver paste for low sintering temperature was prepared by mixing of two commercial silver powders (0.8 μm and 1.6 μm in size) and nanoparticles (30-50 nm in size). The silver nanoparticles were synthesized by a chemical reduction method using surfactant. To prepare Pb-free silver paste, 10 wt% and 20 wt% of the silver nanoparticles as sintering aids were added to commercial silver powder. Then, 3 wt% of Pb-free frit (Bi2O3-ZnO-CuO system) was added to the mixed powders. Using the paste, thick films were prepared by a screen printing on an alumina substrate and the films were sintered at temperature from 400°C to 550°C. As increasing the sintering temperature, the thick films showed denser microstructure. Improvement of connectivity in the films was attributed to the nanoparticles present at neck of micron-sized grains and the effect of liquid phase sintering by the glass frit. The films had thickness of 4-6 μm and their sheet resistivity decreased from 6.0 to 2.8 μΩcm corresponding to the degree of densification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 64235J (1 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.780134
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Sung Hyun Park, Chosun Univ. (South Korea)
Dong Seok Seo, Chosun Univ. (South Korea)
Gwon Seung Yang, Chosun Univ. (South Korea)
Jong Kook Lee, Chosun Univ. (South Korea)

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International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

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