Effect of Heat Conductivity on Bridge Break at Different Material Contact Pairs

Yoshiki KAYANO
Hiroshi INOUE

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E94-C    No.9    pp.1431-1434
Publication Date: 2011/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E94.C.1431
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
electrical contact,  bridge,  heat conductivity,  voltage waveform,  

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In this paper, to clarify the thermal effect of the bridge for long lifetime contacts, the effects of heat conductivity on bridge break at different material contact pairs were discussed experimentally. To examine the relationship between the bridge and material, the electrode materials of the anode and the cathode were chosen as the same and the different material pairs in this experiment. Ag, AgPd60 and Pd were chosen as the electrode materials, because Ag, AgPd60 and Pd had the different thermal diffusivity. Firstly, the voltage waveforms in the bridge with different material pair were compared to the voltage waveform with the same material pair case. Secondary, the effects of heat conductivity on the break of bridge were discussed. In the results, the bridge voltage waveform depends on the electrode material at anode side. The length of the bridge at bridge break depends on the heat conductivity of the electrode material at anode side. This study provides the basic considerations on the thermal condition of the bridge break.