Category: Solder Fume Control

Tin whiskers and lead: how they relate

Recently, Yong Sun, a mechanical engineering doctoral student at the University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing, produced some interesting research on “tin whiskers” in electronics. Sun used a process called digital image correlation to track the microscopic deformations – a material’s reaction to strain — on the surfaces of micro-electronic components. Spontaneous deformations… Read more »