silver migration

silver migration

[′sil·vər mī′grā·shən]
(electricity)
A process, causing reduction in insulation resistance and dielectric failure; silver, in contact with an insulator, at high humidity, and subjected to an electrical potential, is transported ionically from one location to another.
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Also, the method avoids the silver migration problem commonly found when using silver PTF in conjunction with ZIF-style connectors.
In silver-containing electrodes, silver migration can occur under repeated electric fields and moisture.
For silver migration (part of SAC305-based alloys) the water soluble Ag(OH), which is easily formed in aqueous solutions, is sufficient.