L. Lantz, S. Hwang and M. Pecht,
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
This paper discusses the assessment of chemical and physical properties of nine encapsulant materials and the tests which may be used to characterize the encapsulants and to confirm that the encapsulants are of consistent quality. The tests include glass transition temperature, coefficient of thermal expansion, filler content, moisture absorption, and ionic content.
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