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Low-Temperature Solder for Environmental Sustainability

As energy consumption has become increasingly important—in terms of cost, availability, and environmental impact—it is about time we use q...

Excel Software Tool to Determine Mass Fractions in Binary Alloy

Folks, Recently, I posted a derivation of the equations to determine the mass fractions of two metals in a binary alloy. I thought it may be help...

How to Calculate the Metal Mass Fractions in a Two-Metal Alloy System

Folks, I was surprised to see the wrong formula for metal alloy density calculations on YouTube. The wrong  (Eq. 1) and correct (Eq. 2) formulas ...

Metals That "Melt" Other Metals

Folks, Gold is often used to protect other metals from corrosion. It so effectively resists corrosion that gold is plated over metals like copper when...

What Do We Need From Low-Temperature Solder?

The capabilities of DurafuseTM LT highlight the importance of defining what a process really needs in regards to "Low-Temperature"...

Indalloy® 292 - High Reliability Alloy

Indium Corporation's new high reliability solder alloy Indalloy® 292 is focused on exceeding the thermal cycling requirements for automotive a...

What is an Alloy?

An alloy is comprised of two or more metals.  These metals are stable and have some level of solubility together; otherwise, they would not form ...

What Is A Solder Alloy's 'Liquidus'?

The liquidus of an alloy is the temperature above which the alloy is completely liquid....

What Is A Solder Alloy's "Solidus"?

The solidus of a solder alloy is the temperature above which the alloy begins to melt, and, below which is completely solid....

Solubility of Metals In Soldering

Let's explore solder alloy elemental solubility....

Tech Seconds: What is a Shoulder Reflow Profile?

In this installment of Tech Seconds, Phil describes when to use a shoulder profile. ...

The Right Solder Alloy for the Right Application

Indium Corporation is the leading expert in solder alloy selection...the right alloy for the right application....