Thermal Analysis In Electronics
Semiconductors such as silicon (Si), germanium (Ge), gallium arsenide (GaAs), Bismuth telluride or cadmium sulfide (CdS) have become indispensable in electrical engineering. Not only do they form the basis for electronic devices such as computers, displays and smartphones, they are also becoming increasingly important in the generation of light. This means that testing silicon conductivity, the conductivity of germanium and other elements has become increasingly important for researchers and manufacturers across multiple sectors.
Semiconductor materials and electronic components based on these diverse materials and difficult manufacturing process are hard to analyze and characterize. The remedy is provided by modern thermoanalytical measuring techniques which, among other things, provide answers to the following questions:
- Under what circumstances does a silicon chip break?
- What is silicon’s thermal conductivity in an electronic component?
- What behavior do thermal sensors show at very high temperatures?
- Has the adhesive system hardened enough?
- Does the heat path of a component indicate weak points?
The thermal behavior of semiconductor components during application can be determined with thermoanalytical measuring methods as well as the efficiency of process steps including the layer structure and adhesion properties. The control of implantation profiles (e.g. boron in silicon) or clean room air (e.g. organic components) can also be realized.
Whether your task is product development, quality control, process optimization or damage analysis, Linseis can provide you with the proper product to enhance your investigations concerning electrical resistivity and conductivity. These include thermal analysis for electronics and more. There are countless fields of application for thermal analysis methods such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetry (TGA) or thermal (TCA) and electrical transport (HCS) measurement using the LaserFlash (LFA) technique or our proven LSR platform. LINSEIS leads the way in product capability.
Applications with semiconductors
HCS – Hall coefficient – Bismuth Antimony
Hall system – Hall coefficient – Indium tin oxide (ITO)
HCS – Hall coefficient – Antimony thin film
LSR – Bismuth telluride – Figure of Merit ZT
LSR – Silicon Germanium alloy – Seebeck coefficient
TFA – thermoelectric thin film Au
TFA – thermoelectric thin film Bi87Sb13
TFA – thermoelectric thin film PEDOT:PSS
LSR – Copper – Electric conductivity
TIM-Tester – Vespel – Thermal Conductivity