Woodrow - Conformal Coatings as a Tin Whisker Mitigation Strategy
Evaluation of Conformal Coatings as a Tin Whiskers Mitigation Strategy Thomas A. Woodrow‚ Ph.D.
IPC/JEDEC 8th International Conference on Lead-Free Electronic Components and Assemblies, San Jose, CA, April 18-20, 2005.
A study by Woodrow and Ledbury investigated the potential for conformal coatings in moderating / reducing tin whisker growth. It tested six different coatings for tin whiskers formation under different aging conditions. In their conclusions they stated that "Parylene C was the best coating for suppressing the formation of OSE's and whiskers. In addition, Parylene C will completely and uniformly coat component leads, unlike other coatings applied by spraying".
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