Don’t throw away that solder iron yet! There are many ways to activate NanoFoil® with heat. All that’s needed to start the reaction is to heat the foil to ~200°C at a rate of 4°C/s. Here are some techniques that have been used before:
- Electrically heating: use the foil as a resistance heating element
- Soldering iron: simple and effective, you probably have one of these on hand
- Induction: very quick and can activate NanoFoil® buried between other parts
- Micro torch / flame: easily automated, no electricity needed
Any one of these methods will activate NanoFoil®, but your best bet is to contact Indium Corporation’s Technical Engineers to help find the best solution for your application!
*This post is part of the NanoBond® Process series