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Volume 20 “Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications” (2021)

Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications
Volume 20 of the handbook series Ternary Alloys. A Comprehensive Compendium of Evaluated Constitutional Data and Phase Diagrams

The Volume 20 “Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications” is published in March 2021 as a printed edition.

ISBN
978-3-932120-13-8; Editors: Andrew Watson, Ales Kroupa; Authors: MSIT®; 554 pages.
© Materials Science International Services GmbH, D-70565 Stuttgart (Federal Republic of Germany), 2021

Table of Contents (pdf)

Volume 20 contains critically evaluated phase diagram data for a total of 35 ternary materials' systems (chapters) related to the materials for lead-free soldering and brazing applications.
The importance of the ecological issues increases since late sixties of the previous century, and the use, handling and disposal of potentially harmful materials is one of the most important topics in the ecological agenda nowadays. Lead and lead containing materials are considered to be a major threat to human health and the environment. The capability of lead to accumulate in the human body leads to a wide range of threats to the neurological and physical development of humans. Knowledge of the phase equilibria involved in the solder-component alloy systems is crucial in the design of new soldering materials. This knowledge is particularly important to move away from an expensive and time-consuming method by "trial & error" applied often when searching for an appropriate material.
Also ternary systems important as filler materials for brazing in various applications are included in this volume.

The system reports have a standard format, allowing easy access to the required data. The following information is provided: liquidus projections, isothermal and vertical sections, quasibinary sections, reaction schemes, invariant equilibria, crystallographic data, thermodynamic data and materials properties, accompanied by short descriptive texts and extensive references.

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Starting with the Volume 19, MSI has changed slightly the concept of the handbook series “Ternary Alloys. A Comprehensive Compendium of Evaluated Constitutional Data and Phase Diagrams”. Instead of exploring alphabetically all ternary systems based on one chemical element, like Al-X-Y or Mg-X-Y, the following volumes are dedicated to particular classes of materials or particular application areas, like volume 19 – “Selected Systems for Nuclear Applications”, volume 20 - “Selected Systems for Lead-free Soldering and Brazing Applications”. Selected are ternary systems of importance to industrial alloy development and systems which gained scientific interest in the recent years.

The book series Ternary Alloys provides reliable and comprehensive descriptions of the materials constitution, based on critical intellectual evaluations of all data available at the time and it critically weights the different findings, also with respect to their compatibility with today’s edge binary phase diagrams.

Reliable phase diagrams provide scientists and engineers with basic information of eminent importance for fundamental research and for the development and optimization of materials. So collections of such diagrams are extremely useful, if the data on which they are based have been subjected to critical evaluation, like in these volumes. Critical evaluation means: there where contradictory information is published data and conclusions are being analyzed, broken down to the firm facts and re-interpreted in the light of all present knowledge.

The evaluations are performed by MSIT®, Materials Science International Team, a group of scientists working together since 1984, being responsible for the publication of more than 60 books on phase diagrams and work related to the study of phase equilibria. Within this team skilled expertise is available for a broad range of methods, materials and applications. This joint competence is employed in the critical evaluation of the often conflicting literature data.

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