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Thus, oxidation-resistant fillers are essential. Silver and gold are oxidation resistant, but copper is not. Due to the high cost of silver and gold, the coating of copper, nickel, or other lowercost metal fillers by gold or silver is common for improving oxidation resistance. 43,44 A z-axis anisotropic electrical conductor film is electrically conducting in the direction perpendicular to the film, but is insulating in all other directions. This film is technologically valuable for use as an interconnection material in electronic packaging, as it electrically connects the electrical contact pads touching one side of the film with the corresponding contact pads touching the direct opposite side of the film.
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The choice of a metal in a thick-film paste depends on the need for withstanding air oxidation in the heating encountered in subsequent processing, which can be the firing of the green thickfilm together with the green ceramic substrate (a process known as cofiring). It is during cofiring that bonding and sintering take place. Copper is an excellent conductor, but it oxidizes readily when heated in air. The choice of metal also depends on the temperature encountered in subsequent processing. Refractory metals, such as tungsten and molybdenum, are suitable for interconnections heated to high temperatures (> 1000°C), for example during Al2O3 substrate processing.