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Best solder for tantalum?

  1. Jun 12, 2007 #1


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    Hey there,

    I have to solder to tantalum for a project I'm working on. I hear this isn't easy with conventional solder. Is there a certain type of solder I should use, or should I go about a different method, silver epoxy, etc.? Thank your for the advice.

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  3. Jun 22, 2007 #2


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    Conventional solder will not work with tantalum, which is a refractory metal. I'll check with some people I know who are involved with Ta and find out what they recommend.

    To what material is one joining the Ta?

    I believe one normally brazes Ta, which is usually case for refractory alloys. Also, one has to keep air (oxygen) away from the Ta, Mo and other similar metals.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2007
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