Indium Foil - a Thermal Interface Material

Indium Foil used as a thermal interface can easily be handled with pick and place tools.

Indium Foil used as a thermal interface can easily be handled with pick and place tools.

Never worked with indium foil and wondering, "What's all the hype about?" In many ways, indium foil is just another metal foil (like aluminum foil) with the typical properties metals exhibit. However, compared to o ther foils, indium foil has some cool characteristics worth recognition. These characteristics are what lend indium foil to be a material of choice as a thermal interface material.

 

Specific information on the physical constants of pure indium foil.