ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE OF AIR AND SURFACES


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ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE OF AIR AND SURFACES
ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE OF AIR AND SURFACES"Static electricity" effect is present when surfaces in contact are separated. If the charge that arises from differences between the surfaces cannot escape to earth quickly enough then it is trapped and the charge will spread out over the surface of a material—it is "static." Retained electrostatic charge creates risks and causes problems in many areas of the industry. It can cause ignition of flammable gases and even shock personnel. It can make thin films and light fabrics cling, attract airborne dust and debris, damage electronic devices and upset the operation of precision equipment. The hazard that static presents in the case of flammable gases, vapors, and powders relates both to the capacitively stored energy in relation to m…
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Hwaiyu Geng, CMfgE, PE: Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook, Second Edition. ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE OF AIR AND SURFACES, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2018 2005), AccessEngineering Export