Laser-induced removal of flash from heat sinks in integrated circuit (IC) packages has been studied. It is found that flash can be effectively removed from heat sinks in plastic IC packages by laser deflashing. An optical microscope, an α-step surface profiler and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are used to analyze the deflashing efficiency. Laser deflashing of IC packages is based on laser ablation of flash materials. With an increase of laser fluence, the ablation rate increases. The laser fluence is selected between the ablation threshold of flash materials and that of heat-sink materials. An acoustic wave is generated by laser ablation of flash materials. Acoustic wave detection is used to monitor the surface cleanness during laser deflashing and to determine the ablation threshold of flash materials.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|State||Published - Oct 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)