ESD from A to Z / Edition 1

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This cost-effective approach to ESD-control situations provides a detailed and logical system that codifies control methods into specific model specifications that can be adapted to any program. By emphasizing the essentials of handling technique, it minimizes the need for expensive equipment beyond the reach of many budgets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780442003470
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/2/1990
  • Edition description: 1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface To Revised Edition
Ch. 1 How to Use This Book 1
Ch. 2 Basic Physics 3
Ch. 3 Fundamentals of ESD Control 14
Ch. 4 Real and Conceptual Tools from A to Z 22
Ch. 5 The Charged Device Model (CDM) 44
Ch. 6 The Static-Safe Package (SSP) 47
Ch. 7 The Static-Safe Workstation (SSW) 50
Ch. 8 ESD Troubleshooting: Illustrative Examples 56
Ch. 9 Model Specifications 77
Ch. 10 Industry Standards 118
Ch. 11 Living Without MIL-STD-1686 122
Ch. 12 Program Organization and Implementation 130
Ch. 13 Disposition of Mishandled Hardware 145
Ch. 14 Checklists, What to Buy and Do, Conclusion 148
Ch. 15 The Future 159
References 163
Appendix 167
Paper No. 1. Selection of Packaging Materials for Electrostatic Discharge-Sensitive (ESDS) Items 169
Paper No. 2. Permanence of the Antistatic Property of Commercial Antistatic Bags and Tote Boxes 175
Paper No. 3. Hazards of Static Charges and Fields at the Workstation 181
Paper No. 4. Perforated Foil Bags: Partial Transparency and Excellent ESD Protection 201
Paper No. 5. Cost-Effective Methods of Testing/Monitoring Wrist Straps 207
Paper No. 6. Methodology for Evaluation of Static-Limiting Floor Finishes 218
Paper No. 7. Tote Box Material: How Good Is It? 226
Paper No. 8. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control in an Automated Process 233
Paper No. 9. Corrosion and Contamination by Antistatic Additives in Plastic Films 238
Paper No. 10. Controlling Voltage on Personnel 244
Paper No. 11. ESD-Control Myths, Old and New 251
Paper No. 12. ESD Testing of Silicon Wafers 258
Paper No. 13. CDM and Work Surface Selection 263
Paper No. 14. Is Your Work Surface CDM Safe? 269
Paper No. 15. Realistic Testing of ESD Materials 272
Paper No. 16. Testing Surfaces for ESD Safety 281
Paper No. 17. Humidity and Temperature Effects on Surface Resistivity 286
Paper No. 18. Packaging for High-Voltage Discharge Protection 294
Paper No. 19. Hidden Charges on ESD-Protective Packaging 299
Paper No. 20. Toward an Ideal ESD-Protective Package 305
Index 321
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