A tutorial and practical review of electrophotographic processes used to create xerographic images on a plain paper printer. This subject is discussed from a theoretical point of view, with the discussion reduced to specific numerical expression. Analyses are provided on image exposure, development, transfer, and fusing. The appendices contain important mathematical derivations and original work on electric field of arc tangent voltage transitions.
Table of Contents
Electrophotography: An Overview.
Corona: Charge Generation by Gas Breakdown.
Corona Devices in Xerography.
Electrostatic Field Above a Photoconductor Surface.
Electrostatic Image Development: Particle Charging and Adhesion.
Electrostatic Image Development: Models of the Process.
The Magnetic Brush: Analysis of Magnetic Forces.
Transfer of Developed Images Onto Paper.
Photoconductor Cleaning and Restoration.
Xerographic Image Fusing.