In chapters culled from the popular and critically acclaimed Electromagnetic Compatibility Handbook, Electrostatic Discharge provides a tightly focused, convenient, and affordable reference for those interested primarily in this subset of topics. Author Kenneth L. Kaiser demystifies electrostatic discharge and explains the source and limitations of the approximations, guidelines, models, and rules-of-thumb used in this field. The material is presented in a unique question-and-answer format that gets straight to the heart of each topic. The book includes numerous examples and uses Mathcad to generate all of the figures and many solutions to equations. In many cases, the entire Mathcad program is provided.
AIR BREAKDOWN: Breakdown Voltage. Glows, Arcs, Coronas, and Sparks. Nonuniform Fields and Time-Varying Arc. Ideal Switching of Simple Loads. Ideal Switching of Complex Loads. Switching and Breakdown. Showering Arc. Speed of Switching. Suppressing the Breakdown. Switch Network Example. Arc Suppression with Resistive Loads. Arc Suppression with Capacitive Loads. Arc Suppression with Inductive Loads. Sparking at Very Low Voltages?. Switch Corrosion and Erosion. Maximum Electric Field and Breakdown Table. Minimum Corona Voltage. Voltage Rating of Coax. Solutions to Poisson's Equation. Arcing in a Silo. All of the Electric Field Boundary Conditions. Powder Bed. The Field from Corona. ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE: What is ESD?. Methods of Charging. Triboelectric Series. Microphone. Voltage and Current Responses. Sources of Current. Rate of Charge Decay. Maximum Surface Charge Before Breakdown. Grounded Conducting Objects and Charged Insulating Surfaces. Charge Accumulation Along Interfaces. Convection Charge Flow. Potential of an Insulator's Surface . Electric Field from Simple Charge Distributions. Electric Field From Other Charge Distributions. Discharges Classified. Minimum Ignition Energy. Electrostatic Hazard Case Studies. Measuring the Electric Field. Measuring Voltage. Measuring Bulk and Surface Resistivity. Maximum Body Voltage and Typical Capacitances. RLC Discharge Model. ESD Rules-of-Thumb and Guidelines. Raindrop Bursts, P-Static, and Corona Noise. Locating Weaknesses with a "Zapper. Surround, Ground, and Impound. Wrist and Ankle Straps. Floor Coatings. Pink, Black, and Shielded Bags. Static-Dissipative Work Surfaces. Sugar Charge Decay. Capacitance Measurement for Multiple Conductors. Energy and Capacitance. Capacitance Formula.