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Corrosion - Part 1, What It Is

  • Indium Corporation
  • Semiconductor Packaging

  • This is the first of a 4 part series on corrosion to cover: 1) What corrosion is, 2) How it affects us, 3) Sources of corrosion and prevention, and 4) How to learn more.

    Corrosion comes in 3 basic varieties. Pitting, stress cracking, and galvanic corrosion are forms of deterioration that change the properties of a pair of metals through an electrochemical reaction. Rust can be seen all around us in everyday life, although a very similar corrosion can happen if we aren’t careful how we build semiconductor packages. Check out tomorrow's post to learn what corrosion can do if left unchecked.

    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert