Prof. Zuruzi Abu Samah

Department Chair & Professor Of Mechanical Engineering (Office: BG.53)

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Zuruzi Abu Samah is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Alfaisal University and serves the department as its chair since September 2019. He teaches engineering undergraduates fundamental courses, such as Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanics of Materials I, as well as advanced undergraduate courses required of students studying mechanical engineering such as Dynamics and Corrosion Engineering. His current research projects are in materials development and their applications, and in engineering education. He holds three US patents and named on two other US patent applications. He has published in reputable journals such as Applied Physics Letters, RSC Advances and also delivered keynote speeches in materials and in engineering education.

 

Previously, Professor Zuruzi taught at the Mechanical Engineering Programme Area of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB). At UTB, he contributed through offering new undergraduate courses such as Corrosion Engineering, led the programme area to initiate a master by coursework program in which he developed and taught new courses such as Surface and Interface Engineering, and Materials Failure Analysis. He received the Special Mention in UTB Excellence Teaching Award (2016).

 

Professor Zuruzi had worked in research and development in an industrial setting. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Agilent Laboratories (US) and later as a senior engineer at Intel (US). He also worked at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), an institute under Agency for Science technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore and developed nickel-alloy silicide materials and solders technologies for microelectronic industries prior to his doctoral studies.

 

Professor Zuruzi is an experienced educator and administrator. As chair of mechanical engineering department, he initiated a track and minor pathways to enable mechanical engineering students to tailor their studies during junior and senior years. He also proposed new courses such as Corrosion Engineering, and Product Design and Development to widen the choice of electives. He also led the department to achieve ABET accreditation. At UTB, he was appointed deputy dean of Graduate Studies and Research Office in July 2015 and as Assistant Vice Chancellor (Research) in July 2017. As AVC(R), he was directly responsible for all graduate studies and research matters. He assisted UTB's Vice-Chancellor to plan and implement new initiatives such as UTB Scholarship programme to attract high caliber students. In addition, he facilitated collaboration between academic units and research centres under his purview with international agencies which resulted in international grants and student placements in international universities. He helped increase graduate student enrolment and developed UTB's 5-year research plan. In 2016, he was selected by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) for the Emerging Leaders Alliance Program. He was nominated by Engineering Accreditation Board (Singapore) and won the Outstanding Volunteer Award from The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) (2014) for contributions to accreditation activities in Singapore. 

 

A graduate of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Professor Zuruzi received his bachelors and honours degrees in materials engineering. During his undergraduate studies he worked on diffusion bonding of Al 6061 for his honours thesis, the results of which were published as two papers in Materials Science and Engineering: A; an Elsevier journal. Professor Zuruzi then earned his doctoral degree at the Materials department, University of California, Santa Barbara.  His doctoral research was supervised by Professor Noel Charles MacDonald NAE and resulted in a method to integrate nanostructured titania into microsystems (US patent 7,718,552). He won the Materials Research Society (MRS) graduate student award (silver) in Fall 2004.

 

 

Education

  • BASc (Materials Engineering) with merit, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1996)
  • BASc (Materials Engineering) Honours, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1997)
  • PhD (Materials), University of Califonia, Santa Barbara (2005)
  • Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Higher Education), Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore (2011) 

 

Honours

  • Graduate Research Assistantship, University of California (2000) 
  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore (A*STAR) International Fellowship (2002)
  • Materials Research Society (USA) Graduate Student Award (Silver) (2004)
  • Agilent Labs Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2005)
  • Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Outstanding Volunteer Award (2014)
  • Emerging Leaders Alliance Program, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) (2016) 

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Towards bulk nanobubble generation: Development of a bulk nanobubble generator based on hydrodynamic cavitation

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Towards bulk nanobubble generation: Development of a bulk nanobubble generator based on hydrodynamic cavitation. (2022). Towards bulk nanobubble generation: Development of a bulk nanobubble generator based on hydrodynamic cavitation. International Journal Of Recent Advances In Mechanical Engineering 11 (2), 2022.

Pull Out Force of Bean Plants Grown in Agar With Fluidic Microchannels

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Pull Out Force of Bean Plants Grown in Agar With Fluidic Microchannels. (2021). Pull Out Force of Bean Plants Grown in Agar With Fluidic Microchannels. Asme 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress And Exposition (Virtual), 2021.

Perception among Students towards Learning Environment and Innovation: A Study among Engineering Students in Saudi Arabia

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Perception among Students towards Learning Environment and Innovation: A Study among Engineering Students in Saudi Arabia. (2021). Perception among Students towards Learning Environment and Innovation: A Study among Engineering Students in Saudi Arabia. Proceedings Of The 5Th International Conference On Advanced Research In …, 2021.

Agar with embedded channels to study root growth

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Agar with embedded channels to study root growth. (2020). Agar with embedded channels to study root growth. Scientific Reports 10 (1), 1-12, 2020, 10, 14231. Retrieved de https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-71076-w

Biochar as a Conducting Filler to Enhance Electrical Conduction Monitoring for Concrete Structures

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Biochar as a Conducting Filler to Enhance Electrical Conduction Monitoring for Concrete Structures. (2020). Biochar as a Conducting Filler to Enhance Electrical Conduction Monitoring for Concrete Structures. Key Engineering Materials 847, 149-154, 2020, 847, 149-154. Retrieved de https://www.scientific.net/KEM.847.149

Sustaining Innovation: Creativity among Employees of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Students in Higher Education Institutions in Brunei Darussalam

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Sustaining Innovation: Creativity among Employees of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Students in Higher Education Institutions in Brunei Darussalam. (2019). Sustaining Innovation: Creativity among Employees of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Students in Higher Education Institutions in Brunei Darussalam. Journal Of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, And Complexity 5 (2), 25, 2019.

Influence of sintering environment on silver sintered on copper substrate

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Influence of sintering environment on silver sintered on copper substrate. (2019). Influence of sintering environment on silver sintered on copper substrate. Journal Of Materials Science: Materials In Electronics 30 (6), 6212-6223, 2019.

Interfacial TEM Analysis of Sintered Silver in Air and N2-5%H2Gases Environment

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Interfacial TEM Analysis of Sintered Silver in Air and N2-5%H2Gases Environment. (2018). Interfacial TEM Analysis of Sintered Silver in Air and N2-5%H2Gases Environment. 2018 Ieee 38Th International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Conference …, 2018.

Application of Porous Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) in oil absorption

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Application of Porous Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) in oil absorption. (2018). Application of Porous Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) in oil absorption. Iop Conference Series: Materials Science And Engineering 342 (1), 012050, 2018.

Preparation and Behavior of Bamboo Fiber-Reinforced Polydimethylsiloxane Composite Foams during Compression

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Preparation and Behavior of Bamboo Fiber-Reinforced Polydimethylsiloxane Composite Foams during Compression. (2018). Preparation and Behavior of Bamboo Fiber-Reinforced Polydimethylsiloxane Composite Foams during Compression. Fibers 6 (4), 91, 2018.

Fiber treatment and loading affect mechanical properties of bamboo/cement composite

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Fiber treatment and loading affect mechanical properties of bamboo/cement composite. (2017). Fiber treatment and loading affect mechanical properties of bamboo/cement composite. International Journal Of Advances In Agricultural And Environmental …, 2017.

Nitrogen enhanced thermal stability of nickel monosilicide

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Nitrogen enhanced thermal stability of nickel monosilicide. (2017). Nitrogen enhanced thermal stability of nickel monosilicide. Physica Status Solidi (A) 214 (5), 1600710, 2017.

In-Place Synthesis of Pt-Modified Brookite TiO2 Micrometre-Sized Sensing Elements via Wet Oxidation of Ti/Pt/Ti Films on Glass

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In-Place Synthesis of Pt-Modified Brookite TiO2 Micrometre-Sized Sensing Elements via Wet Oxidation of Ti/Pt/Ti Films on Glass. (2017). In-Place Synthesis of Pt-Modified Brookite TiO2 Micrometre-Sized Sensing Elements via Wet Oxidation of Ti/Pt/Ti Films on Glass. Sensor Letters 15 (5), 402-406, 2017.

Biochar: A “green” carbon source for pressure sensors

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Biochar: A “green” carbon source for pressure sensors. (2017). Biochar: A “green” carbon source for pressure sensors. 2017 Ieee Sensors, 1-3, 2017.

Towards wearable pressure sensors using multiwall carbon nanotube/polydimethylsiloxane nanocomposite foams

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Towards wearable pressure sensors using multiwall carbon nanotube/polydimethylsiloxane nanocomposite foams. (2017). Towards wearable pressure sensors using multiwall carbon nanotube/polydimethylsiloxane nanocomposite foams. Materials & Design 132, 449-458, 2017.

Effect of ligament morphology on electrical conductivity of porous silver

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Effect of ligament morphology on electrical conductivity of porous silver. (2016). Effect of ligament morphology on electrical conductivity of porous silver. Journal Of Electronic Materials 45 (12), 6113-6122, 2016.

In-Place Synthesis of Pt-Modified Brookite TiO

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In-Place Synthesis of Pt-Modified Brookite TiO. (2016). In-Place Synthesis of Pt-Modified Brookite TiO. Sensor Letters 14, 1-5, 2016.

Towards Application of Aluminum Alloy 6082 For Harsh Environment Sensing in Oil and Gas Installations: An Empirical Model for Low Temperature Creep

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Towards Application of Aluminum Alloy 6082 For Harsh Environment Sensing in Oil and Gas Installations: An Empirical Model for Low Temperature Creep. (2016). Towards Application of Aluminum Alloy 6082 For Harsh Environment Sensing in Oil and Gas Installations: An Empirical Model for Low Temperature Creep. Mrs Advances, 2016.

Electrical conductivity of porous silver made from sintered nanoparticles

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Electrical conductivity of porous silver made from sintered nanoparticles. (2015). Electrical conductivity of porous silver made from sintered nanoparticles. Electronic Materials Letters 11 (2), 308-314, 2015.

Porous film sensor

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Porous film sensor. (2014). Porous film sensor. Us Patent 8,643,463, 2014.

A Simple Strategy to Incorporate Pt into TiO2 Nanosponges Via Wet Oxidation of Multilayered Films

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A Simple Strategy to Incorporate Pt into TiO2 Nanosponges Via Wet Oxidation of Multilayered Films. (2013). A Simple Strategy to Incorporate Pt into TiO2 Nanosponges Via Wet Oxidation of Multilayered Films. Rsc Advances 3 (43), 19971-19977, 2013.

Superhydrophilicity on microstructured titanium surfaces via a superficial titania layer with interconnected nanoscale pores

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Superhydrophilicity on microstructured titanium surfaces via a superficial titania layer with interconnected nanoscale pores. (2013). Superhydrophilicity on microstructured titanium surfaces via a superficial titania layer with interconnected nanoscale pores. Nanotechnology 24, 245304, 2013.

Tailored nanostructured titania integrated on titanium micropillars with outstanding wicking properties

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Tailored nanostructured titania integrated on titanium micropillars with outstanding wicking properties. (2013). Tailored nanostructured titania integrated on titanium micropillars with outstanding wicking properties. Lab On A Chip 13 (12), 2414 - 2418, 2013.

Method for in-situ doping of titanium dioxide film

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Method for in-situ doping of titanium dioxide film. (2012). Method for in-situ doping of titanium dioxide film. Us Patent App. 13/512,186, 2012.

Tailored nanostructured titania grown on titanium micropillars with outstanding wicking properties for thermal management of microelectronics devices

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Tailored nanostructured titania grown on titanium micropillars with outstanding wicking properties for thermal management of microelectronics devices. (2012). Tailored nanostructured titania grown on titanium micropillars with outstanding wicking properties for thermal management of microelectronics devices. 35Th Ieee/Cpmt International Electronic Manufacturing Technology Conference,, 2012.

Method of doping and apparatus for doping

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Method of doping and apparatus for doping. (2010). Method of doping and apparatus for doping. Us Patent App. 12/734,996, 2010.

Nanostructured Titania

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Nanostructured Titania. (2010). Nanostructured Titania. Us Patent 7,718,552, 2010.

Metal oxide “nanosponges” as chemical sensors: Highly sensitive detection of hydrogen with nanosponge titania

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Metal oxide “nanosponges” as chemical sensors: Highly sensitive detection of hydrogen with nanosponge titania. (2007). Metal oxide “nanosponges” as chemical sensors: Highly sensitive detection of hydrogen with nanosponge titania. Angewandte Chemie 199 (23), 4376-4379, 2007.

Formation of nanostructured titania: Effect of thickness on oxidation kinetics of titanium thin films in aqueous hydrogen peroxide

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Formation of nanostructured titania: Effect of thickness on oxidation kinetics of titanium thin films in aqueous hydrogen peroxide. (2006). Formation of nanostructured titania: Effect of thickness on oxidation kinetics of titanium thin films in aqueous hydrogen peroxide. Advanced Engineering Materials 8 (1-2), 77-80, 2006.

Nanostructured TiO2 thin films as porous cellular interfaces

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Nanostructured TiO2 thin films as porous cellular interfaces. (2006). Nanostructured TiO2 thin films as porous cellular interfaces. Nanotechnology 17 (2), 531, 2006.

Highly sensitive gas sensor based on integrated titania nanosponge arrays

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Highly sensitive gas sensor based on integrated titania nanosponge arrays. (2006). Highly sensitive gas sensor based on integrated titania nanosponge arrays. Applied Physics Letters 88, 102904, 2006.

Forming an electrical contact on an electronic component

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Forming an electrical contact on an electronic component. (2006). Forming an electrical contact on an electronic component. Us Patent 7,015,132, 2006.

Integration of nanostructured titania into microsystems

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Integration of nanostructured titania into microsystems. (2005). Integration of nanostructured titania into microsystems. University Of California, Santa Barbara, 2005.

Facile fabrication and integration of patterned nanostructured titania into microsystems: Effect of parent Ti microstructure on kinetics of reaction

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Facile fabrication and integration of patterned nanostructured titania into microsystems: Effect of parent Ti microstructure on kinetics of reaction. (2005). Facile fabrication and integration of patterned nanostructured titania into microsystems: Effect of parent Ti microstructure on kinetics of reaction. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 876, 149, 2005.

Composite contacts in microsystems: Fabrication of metal-nanostructured titania nanocomposites

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Composite contacts in microsystems: Fabrication of metal-nanostructured titania nanocomposites. (2005). Composite contacts in microsystems: Fabrication of metal-nanostructured titania nanocomposites. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 872 (1), 2005.

Fabrication and characterization of patterned micrometre scale interpenetrating Au–TiO2 network nanocomposites

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Fabrication and characterization of patterned micrometre scale interpenetrating Au–TiO2 network nanocomposites. (2005). Fabrication and characterization of patterned micrometre scale interpenetrating Au–TiO2 network nanocomposites. Nanotechnology 16 (8), 1029, 2005.

Microchannel systems in titanium and silicon for structural and mechanical studies of aligned protein self-assemblies

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Microchannel systems in titanium and silicon for structural and mechanical studies of aligned protein self-assemblies. (2005). Microchannel systems in titanium and silicon for structural and mechanical studies of aligned protein self-assemblies. Langmuir 21 (9), 3910-3914, 2005.

Facile fabrication and integration of patterned nanostructured TiO2 for microsystems applications

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Facile fabrication and integration of patterned nanostructured TiO2 for microsystems applications. (2005). Facile fabrication and integration of patterned nanostructured TiO2 for microsystems applications. Advanced Functional Materials 15 (3), 396-402, 2005.

Ordering of filamentous proteins and associated molecules via micro-channel confinement

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Ordering of filamentous proteins and associated molecules via micro-channel confinement. (2004). Ordering of filamentous proteins and associated molecules via micro-channel confinement. American Physical Society March Meeting Abstracts, 2004.

Low Cost Integrated Sensors Utilizing Patterned Nano-Structured Titania Arrays Fabricated Using a Simple Process

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Low Cost Integrated Sensors Utilizing Patterned Nano-Structured Titania Arrays Fabricated Using a Simple Process. (2004). Low Cost Integrated Sensors Utilizing Patterned Nano-Structured Titania Arrays Fabricated Using a Simple Process. Mrs Online Proceedings Library (Opl) 828, 2004.

A Bragg Fresnel focusing mirror with an integrated micro-electromechanical bender

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A Bragg Fresnel focusing mirror with an integrated micro-electromechanical bender. (2004). A Bragg Fresnel focusing mirror with an integrated micro-electromechanical bender. American Physical Society, March Meeting 2004, March 22-26, 2004, Palais Des …, 2004.

Integrating Biomaterials into Microsystems: Formation and Characterization of Nanostructured Titania

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Integrating Biomaterials into Microsystems: Formation and Characterization of Nanostructured Titania. (2004). Integrating Biomaterials into Microsystems: Formation and Characterization of Nanostructured Titania. Mrs Online Proceedings Library (Opl) 820, 2004.

Alignment of filamentous proteins and associated molecules through confinement in microchannels

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Alignment of filamentous proteins and associated molecules through confinement in microchannels. (2004). Alignment of filamentous proteins and associated molecules through confinement in microchannels. Applied Physics Letters 85, 5775, 2004.

High-aspect-ratio bulk micromachining of titanium

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High-aspect-ratio bulk micromachining of titanium. (2004). High-aspect-ratio bulk micromachining of titanium. Nature Materials 3 (2), 103-105, 2004.

Maskless process for fabrication of ultra-fine pitch solder bumps for flip chip interconnects

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Maskless process for fabrication of ultra-fine pitch solder bumps for flip chip interconnects. (2003). Maskless process for fabrication of ultra-fine pitch solder bumps for flip chip interconnects. J. Electron. Packag. 125 (4), 597-601, 2003.

Correlation between intermetallic thickness and roughness during solder reflow

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Correlation between intermetallic thickness and roughness during solder reflow. (2001). Correlation between intermetallic thickness and roughness during solder reflow. Journal Of Electronic Materials 30 (8), 997-1000, 2001.

Nickel silicide as a contact material for submicron CMOS devices

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Nickel silicide as a contact material for submicron CMOS devices. (2001). Nickel silicide as a contact material for submicron CMOS devices. Journal Of Electronic Materials 30 (12), 1483-1488, 2001.

STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, THERMODYNAMIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF CONDENSED MATTER-Interdiffusion of high-Sn/high-Pb (SnPb) solders in low-temperature flip chip joints during reflow

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STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, THERMODYNAMIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF CONDENSED MATTER-Interdiffusion of high-Sn/high-Pb (SnPb) solders in low-temperature flip chip joints during reflow. (1999). STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, THERMODYNAMIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF CONDENSED MATTER-Interdiffusion of high-Sn/high-Pb (SnPb) solders in low-temperature flip chip joints during reflow. Applied Physics Letters 75 (23), 3635-3637, 1999.

Interdiffusion of high-Sn/high-Pb (SnPb) solders in low-temperature flip chip joints during reflow

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Interdiffusion of high-Sn/high-Pb (SnPb) solders in low-temperature flip chip joints during reflow. (1999). Interdiffusion of high-Sn/high-Pb (SnPb) solders in low-temperature flip chip joints during reflow. Applied Physics Letters 75 (23), 3635-3637, 1999.

STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, THERMODYNAMIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF CONDENSED MATTER (PACS 61-68, 78)-Roughness evolution of Cu6Sn5 intermetallic during soldering

Journal Article Wed, 09/07/2022 - 15:43,
STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, THERMODYNAMIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF CONDENSED MATTER (PACS 61-68, 78)-Roughness evolution of Cu6Sn5 intermetallic during soldering. (1999). STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, THERMODYNAMIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF CONDENSED MATTER (PACS 61-68, 78)-Roughness evolution of Cu6Sn5 intermetallic during soldering. Journal Of Applied Physics 86 (9), 4916-4921, 1999.

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