# A critical analysis of polymer cure modeling for microelectronics applications

Morris, James E., Tilford, Tim, Ferenets, M. and Bailey, Christopher
(2009)
*A critical analysis of polymer cure modeling for
microelectronics applications.*
In: IMAPS Nordic Conference 2009, 13-15 September 2009, Tønsberg, Norway.

## Abstract

A review of polymer cure models used in microelectronics packaging applications reveals no clear consensus of

the chemical rate constants for the cure reactions, or even of an effective model. The problem lies in the contrast

between the actual cure process, which involves a sequence of distinct chemical reactions, and the models,

which typically assume only one, (or two with some restrictions on the independence of their characteristic

constants.) The standard techniques to determine the model parameters are based on differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), which cannot distinguish between the reactions, and hence yields results useful only under the same conditions, which completely misses the point of modeling. The obvious solution is for manufacturers to provide the modeling parameters, but failing that, an alternative experimental technique is required to determine individual reaction parameters, e.g. Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR).

Item Type: | Conference or Conference Paper (Paper) |
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Additional Information: | This paper is understood (not confirmed) to have been presented at the IMAPS Nordic Conference 2009, held 13-15 September 2009, Tønsberg, Norway. |

Uncontrolled Keywords: | polymer, cure, modeling, microelectronics |

Subjects: | T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering |

Pre-2014 Departments: | School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Computer & Computational Science Research Group School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Science School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Science & Engineering Group |

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Last Modified: | 14 Oct 2016 09:04 |

URI: | http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1654 |

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