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Fundamental research on surface modification of nano-size silica for underfill applications

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3 Author(s)
Yangyang Sun ; Sch. of Mater. Sci. & Eng., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA ; Zhuqing Zhang ; Wong, C.P.

In order to improve the rheological behavior of the nanosilica composite no-flow underfill, a filler surface treatment using silane coupling agents was investigated to reduce the filler-filler interaction and to achieve monodispersity of the nanosilica in the underfill resin. The experimental conditions of the surface treatment were investigated in a design of experiment (DOE) in terms of the pre-treatment methods, coupling agent types, concentrations, and treatment durations. The particle dispersion after treatment was evaluated by laser particle analyzer and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). A monodispersed nanosilica solution in the polar medium was achieved using optimal conditions. The surface chemistry of the nanosilica was studied using Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The wettability of underfill resin and water on the silane treated glass slides was studied using a goniometer. Based on the investigations, the silane-treated nanosilica fillers were incorporated into an underfill resin to formulate a nanocomposite no-flow underfill. It was found that the proper filler treatment could significantly reduce the viscosity of the nanocomposite.

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Advanced Packaging Materials: Processes, Properties and Interfaces, 2004. Proceedings. 9th International Symposium on

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