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Lead Free | 30 January, 2009


Does anyone have any thoughts on Lead Free solderjoints reliability in a high vacuum environment ?

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Lead Free | 3 February, 2009

NASA gets itself in a froth about the potental for whisker growth in high tin solders used in space applications.

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Lead Free | 5 February, 2009

I don't think there is any environment where lead free is as good as "real" solder.

When you say "high vacuum" do you also mean low gravity? i.e. space? If so my understanding is when the tin whiskers short out the vapour does not settle down but instead forms a conductive plasma.

Or are you talking about some terrestrial use of high vacuum?

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