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Corrosion characterization of tin–lead and lead-free solders in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution

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posted on 2013-10-31, 09:36 authored by Dezhi Li, Paul ConwayPaul Conway, Changqing Liu
The corrosion resistance of Sn-Pb and several candidate lead free solders were investigated in 3.5wt.% NaCl solution through potentiodynamic polarisation. Results showed that in NaCl solution lead free solders had better corrosion resistance than Sn- Pb solder and the corrosion resistance of lead free solders was similar, but the corrosion resistance of Sn-Ag solder was better than that of Sn-Ag-Cu and Sn-Cu solders. The corrosion products for Sn-Pb solder had a two-layered structure with Sn-rich phases at the outer layer and looser Pb-rich phases at the inner layer. The loose Pb-rich layer was detrimental to the corrosion property. The corrosion product on the surface of all these solders was tin oxide chloride hydroxide.



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LI, D., CONWAY, P.P. and LIU, C., 2008. Corrosion characterization of tin–lead and lead-free solders in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution. Corrosion Science, 50 (4), pp.995-1004.


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