Accession Number : ADA134592

Title :   The Heating and Failure of Microelectronic Wires from an Electric Pulse.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL DIRECTED ENERGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Nieberlein,Vernon A

PDF Url : ADA134592

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A derivation was made of equations governing the temperature profiles in microelectronic wires. Using these equations, the profiles were plotted for gold and aluminum wires at the minimum voltages required for failure and at two higher voltages. Curves were also plotted for the time required to reach the melting point of the wires as a function of the applied voltage. Finally, curves were plotted for the energy required to raise the wire temperature to the melting point as a function of applied voltage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microelectronics, *Microcircuits, *Electric wire, *Failure(electronics), *Thermal conductivity, Wire, Micropower circuits, Melting, Thermal stresses, Circuits, Heating, Damage, Gold, Aluminum, Voltage, Pulses, Temperature, Profiles, Electrical conductivity, Heat flux, Plotting, Curves(Geometry), High voltage, Mathematical analysis, Equations, Tolerance

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE