|MadSci Network: Physics|
Dear Christopher, Silicone is a common material for encapsulation of wire bonds, and in fact I am using it right now. There are many Silicones from different manufacturers and the exact material properties can be checked on material data sheets or from the manufacturer. Silicone is generally quite resistant to thermal cycling and shock, but as all polymers it does get weakened by it. It depends very much on what temperatures and times arer involved. Greetings, Frank Berauer
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