Scientists have a new Conductive Glue which may replace soldering of Electronic Equipments

    csm_ext_soldering_electronic_628x412_06_00e21204e7Soldering has been around for thousands of years: it’s an essential component to electronics around the world. But, there’s some limitations: high temperatures can damage delicate components. Now, some researchers think that they’ve come up with a solution: a room temperature, conductive glue.

    Writing in the January issue of Advanced Materials and Processes, scientists from the University of North Florida and Northeastern University describe a process in which they can join two metals together at room temperature, which “feature the combined advantages of the ambient condition of gluing and the superior properties of the joint from high temperature soldering (or welding and brazing), making them beneficial to many advanced technologies.”

    The process involves engineered nanorods, which interlock. As they lock together, a shell liquifies, and bonds the two sides together. The result is a connected surface that can withstand higher temperatures.

    Will this replace soldering? Maybe, but as Motherboard points out, lead is still abundantly cheap, and an expensive process probably won’t take off for anything but extremely specialized components.

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