This practical book is tailored for engineers working in the industry, and condenses more than a decade's worth of application experience on furnaces. The various topics discussed include conveyor furnaces, belt furnaces, solar cells, brazing furnaces, thick film furnaces, and furnace air flow and reflow. There are chapters on the influence of belt furnace and firing on silicon solar cells, thin film CIGS solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, crystalline solar cells, and lithium ion batteries, as well as how the processes affect the efficiency of each. The authors also address the influence of belt furnace on various processes such as metallization, engine valve heat treatment, brazing, post mold curing, and glass-to-metal sealing. The last few chapters also address Direct Bond Copper (DBC) technologies, and the effect of profile and atmosphere on the reflow process.
Ken Kuang is President of Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC, a leader in the supply of quality microelectronics packaging components. From 2004-2013, Kuang led Torrey Hills to rank #188 in INC500 Fast Growing Private Companies in America and rank #2 in San Diego Business Journal 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego. Kuang was three times the finalist for the Most Admired CEO in San Diego.
Jinlong Xu is General Manager at Hengli Eletek Co., Ltd in Anhui, China.
Joyce Zhang is Marketing Manager at Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC.
Chap1: Introduction.- Chap2: Understanding The Influence of Belt Furnace and Firing parameters on Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells.- Chap3: Understanding The Influence of Belt Furnace and Firing parameters on Efficiency of Thin Film CIGS Solar Cells.- Chap4: Understanding the influence of belt furnace and sintering parameters on efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells.- Chap5: Manufacturing Solar Cells - Assembly & Packaging.- Chap6: A Practical Guide for Improving Crystalline Solar Cell Efficiencies through Optimization of the Firing Process.- Chap7: Study on the Effect of the Firing Process to the Energy Conversion Efficiency of Solar Cells.- Chap8: Thermal Profiling of Silicon Solar Cells During the Metallization Process.- Chap9: PID Temperature Control.- Chap10: Introduction to Materials and Firing Parameters in Thick Film Firing.- Chap11: Influence of belt furnace on engine valve heat treatment.- Chap12: The Influence of a Belt Furnace on the Brazing Process.- Chap13: The Influence of Belt Furnace on Post Mold Cure Process.- Chap14: An Introduction to Glass-to-Metal Seals.- Chap15: Furnace Temperature and Atmosphere Influences on Producing Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Powders for Lithium Ion Batteries.- Chap16: Direct Bond Copper (DBC) Technologies.- Chap17: Influence of Firing Temperature and Atmospheric Conditions on Processing of Directly Bonded Copper (DBC).- Chap18: Ultrasonic belt cleaning.- Chap19: Profile and Atmosphere On Reflow Process.- Chap20: Common Maintenance and Trouble Shooting.- Chap21: Future Development.