Characterization of interfacial delamination in multi-layered integrated circuit packaging

P Lin and F Shen and A Yeo and B Liu and M Xue and H Xu and K Zhou, SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 320, 349-356 (2017).

DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.12.050

It is challenging to understand and predict interfacial delamination in multi-layered integrated circuit (IC) packaging due to the difficulties in experimentally quantifying the critical fracture energy of interfacial adhesion. This study takes a combined approach based on molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and finite element method (FEM) to characterize the interfacial fracture energy and predict delamination in the Cuffi/SiO2/Si multilayer systems. MD simulation is first conducted on each interface of the multiple layers at the atomistic level to obtain the material parameters such as the critical interfacial fracture energy that are required for the interfacial cohesive constitutive relation. Then, FEM is used to model and predict the interfacial delamination of the multi-layered system under indentation loading at the macroscale with the cohesive zone being considered around the delamination or crack tips. Finally, the indentation damage test is performed to validate the modeling results. The proposed combined modeling approach will have the potential to provide guidance in design and applications of IC packaging for improved stability and reliability. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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