A reactive multi-layer foil that provides localized heat up to 1500°C in a nanosecond!

Features & Benefits

Indium Corporation manufactures NanoFoil®, a nanotechnology material that delivers energy in a controlled and precise manner for joining, energetics and heating applications.

NanoFoil® is a reactive multi-layer foil that provides instantaneous heat for a variety of applications in many industries (semiconductor, aerospace, automobile, electronics, biomedical and defense markets). NanoFoil® is a predictable, controllable and affordable material that is industry accepted and proven to lower manufacturing costs while providing repeatable and reliable bonds and reactions.

Indium Corporation has scaled NanoFoil® production to high volume in an ISO certified process and is committed to helping customers realize the technical and economic benefits NanoFoil® provides.

This reactive multi-layer foil is fabricated by vapor-depositing thousands of alternating nanoscale layers of Aluminum (Al) and Nickel (Ni). When activated by a small pulse of local energy from electrical, optical or thermal sources, the foil reacts exothermically to precisely deliver localized heat up to temperatures of 1500°C in fractions (thousandths) of a second.

Traveling approximately eight meters per second, the reaction's rapid delivery coupled with its localized and versatile nature makes it ideal for many types of bonding and reaction initiation (energetics) applications.

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Benefits of NanoFoil®

Customers around the world have discovered the unique benefits of NanoFoil® and NanoBond® to solve their current bonding challenges.

  • Instantaneous soldering at room temperature
  • No thermal damage - components not exposed to reflow temperatures
  • 10x drop in thermal resistance over conventional thermal interface materials
  • Compatible with all solders
  • Electrically conductive
  • Available in any 2D shape
  • Compatible with all Pick and Place equipment
  • No license fees
  • Elimination of expensive reflow equipment
  • Easy to ignite with heat, electrical or laser pulse
  • Environmentally friendly, Pb free, and RoHS compliant
  • Minimal pressure required
  • Safe and shipped around the world daily
  • Fluxless

Applications of NanoFoil®

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