CALCE has an extensive number of equipment dedicated to characterizing the properties of materials used in electronic packaging. The procedures detailed on the left are designed to measure transition temperatures (glass, melting, vaporization), coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), swelling due to moisture absorption, weight change vs. temperature, fatigue/creep/stress relaxation properties, elastic modulus, hardness, electrical resistance, and composition. All this information can be gained over a wide range of temperatures. Methods for material characterization:

 

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