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LOCTITE ABLESTIK QMI529HT-LV

Harmonization Code : 3506.91.90.99 |   Prepared glues and other prepared adhesives, not elsewhere specified or included; products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg ; Adhesives based on polymers of headings 3901 to 3913 or on rubber; Other ; Other
Main features
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Low stress
  • Hydrophobic

Product Description

LOCTITE® ABLESTIK QMI529HT-LV is a thermally and electrically conductive, hydrophobic die attach paste with good dispensing characteristics. It exhibits low moisture absorption, excellent adhesion and low stress while also being thermally stable at 260ºC reflow temperatures. QMI529HT-LV has great adhesion on lower temperatures works great on Ag/Au finish and while it does work on Ni finish, a more custom curing schedule might be required.

LOCTITE® ABLESTIK QMI529HT-LV can be dispensed on a faster rate and is considered an upgraded version of QMI 529HT.

LOCTITE® ABLESTIK QMI529HT-LV conductive die attach adhesive has been formulated for use in high throughput die attach applications and successfully passes NASA outgassing, MIL-STD-883 and Method5011 standards. It has been tested in 5x5mm die and it has demonstrated exceptional die shear strength @ 270°C after being cured for 60m at 190°C.

Product Family
QMI529HT-LV  
10cc Syringe
5 cc

Catalog Product

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Technical Specifications

General Properties
Shelf Life
Shelf Life
Shelf life is the amount of time after manufacturing that a product is guaranteed to retain its properties.

It differs vastly per product and it is based on temperature and storage conditions.

The properties can be guaranteed for the temperature and time range indicated on the TDS since those are the ones tested to be the best for the product.
Shelf Life @ -40°C 365 days
Work life @25°C
Work life @25°C
Work life is the amount of time we have to work with a material until it is no longer able to be easily worked and applied on a substrate.

It is based on the change in viscosity and it can rely on the application requirements.
24 hours
Chemical Properties
Extractable Ionic Content, after 20 hours
Chloride (Cl-)
Chloride (Cl-)
The amount of Chloride (Cl-) ion extracted from the product in parts per million (ppm)
10 ppm
Sodium (Na+)
Sodium (Na+)
The amount of Sodium (Na+) ion extracted from the product in parts per million (ppm)
10 ppm
Potassium (K+)
Potassium (K+)
The amount of Potassium (K+) ion extracted from the product in parts per million (ppm)
10 ppm
Mechanical Properties
Viscosity
Viscosity
Viscosity is a measurement of a fluid’s resistance to flow.

Viscosity is commonly measured in centiPoise (cP). One cP is defined as
the viscosity of water and all other viscosities are derived from this base. MPa is another common unit with a 1:1 conversion to cP.

A product like honey would have a much higher viscosity -around 10,000 cPs-
compared to water. As a result, honey would flow much slower out of a tipped glass than
water would.

The viscosity of a material can be decreased with an increase in temperature in
order to better suit an application
Viscosity 16,000 MPa.s
Thixotropic index
Thixotropic index
Thixotropic Index is a ratio of a material s viscosity at two different speeds in Ambient temperature, generally different by a factor of ten.

A thixotropic material s viscosity will decrease as agitation or pressure is increased. It indicates the capability of a material to hold its shape. Mayonnaise is a great example of this. It holds its shape very well, but when a shear stress is applied, the material easily spreads.

It helps in choosing a material in accordance to the application, dispense method and viscosity of a material.
4.0
Tensile Modulus
Tensile Modulus
Tensile modulus is a mechanical property that measures the stiffness of an elastic material. It is the slope of stress / strain curve of a material under direct tensile loading.

It can be used to predict the elongation or elastic deformation of an object as long as the stress is less than the tensile strength of the material. Elastic deformation is caused by stretching the bonds between atoms and the deformation can be reversed when the load is removed.

Tensile modulus is affected by temperature and is an important engineering attribute since we generally want to keep elastic deformation as small as possible.
Tensile Modulus @25°C 4,910 N/mm2
Tensile Modulus @150°C 1,010 N/mm2
Tensile Modulus @200°C 817 N/mm2
Tensile Modulus @250°C 738 N/mm2
Tensile Modulus @-65°C 9,700 N/mm2
Die Shear Strength
Die Shear Strength
Die Shear Strength is the force that has to be applied to the side of the semiconductor die before it shears from its mounting.

Shear strength is measured for various die sizes, substrates and operating temperatures so check the Technical data sheet for your intended usage.
3x3mm @25°C 20 kg-f 
3x3mm @260°C 3.75 kg-f
Thermal Properties
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
CTE (Coefficient of thermal expansion) is a material property that is indicative of the extent to which a material expands with a change in temperature. This can be a change in length, area or volume, depending on the material.

Knowing the CTE of the layers is helpful in analyzing stresses that might occur when a
system consists of an adhesive plus some other solid component.
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE), α1
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE), α1
CTE α1 (alpha 1) is the slope of the Coefficient of thermal expansion in a temperature range below the Glass transition temperature (Tg).

It explains how much a material will expand until it reaches Tg.
62 ppm/°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE), α2
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE), α2
CTE α2 (alpha 2) is the slope of the Coefficient of thermal expansion in a temperature range above the Glass transition temperature (Tg).

It explains the extent to which a material will expand after it passes Tg.
162 ppm/°C
Thermal Conductivity
Thermal Conductivity
Thermal conductivity describes the ability of a material to conduct heat. It is required by power packages in order to dissipate heat and maintain stable electrical performance.

Thermal conductivity units are [W/(m K)] in the SI system and [Btu/(hr ft °F)] in the Imperial system.
8 W/m.K

Additional Information

Recommended cure profile for QMI 529HT-LV

Curing instructions might vary per product and customer application. Some general guidelines that have worked in the past are the following:

  • Make sure to have a good build quality (especially bondline thickness) to get good temp cycling and reliability
  • Adhesion to Nickel can be tough, "roughened" surfaces can help with better adhesion
  • 35min ramp up to 170°C (if you can go up to 175°C you should)
  • Hold for 2hrs @ 170°C (up to 4hrs could have a slightly more positive effect)

Still having issues? Check the Technical data sheet or reach out to us for an alternative recommendations.