wires wear out by electromigration

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  1. darsie

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    Feb 19, 2010
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    http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_1/2.html

    "It is interesting to note that no "wear" occurs within wires due to this electric current, unlike water-carrying pipes which are eventually corroded and worn by prolonged flows."

    ICs and LEDs die from electromigration. It's insignificant with large wires, though.
     
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