Electrochemical Assessment of Sn-Pb Solderability
The 1991 AES Gold Medal Award was given to D.M. Tench and D.P. Anderson for the Best Paper appearing in Plating and Surface Finishing in 1990. Their work dealt with a very important concern in electronics finishing in the 1990s - testing for solderability and relating it to real world performance.
Application of Dynamic Impedance Measurements for Adsorbed Plating Additives
The 1986 AES Gold Medal Award was given to J.C. Farmer and H.R. (Rudy) Johnson for the Best Paper appearing in Plating and Surface Finishing in 1985. Their work presents important work on electrochemical impedance measurements, then a new technique in analyzing how plating baths and their additives work.