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Methods to Prevent Whisker Growth in Metal Coatings

United States Patent Application

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Whisker growth can be prevented in tin coatings by altering the tin film composition) or by modifying the tin/substrate interface.
Vianco, Paul T. (Albuquerque, NM), Rejent, Jerome A. (Albuquerque, NM)
15/ 466,608
March 22, 2017
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U. S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.