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Characterisation of electrostatic discharges from insulating surfaces

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This paper investigates how the presence of a grounded backing plane influences the electrostatic discharge (ESD) characteristics from a charged polystyrene sheet. High-speed digital sampling techniques are used to capture discharge current waveforms via a specially designed current probe, the resultant scans giving clear indication of how the surface charge distribution contributes to the ESD. Data obtained indicate that the presence of a grounded backing plate close to a charged plastic surface has a significant effect on the resultant discharge from the surface for a given initial surface charge density. The results suggest that the presence of an earthed metal backing plate can mean the difference between an incendiary and a non-incendiary ESD. This has implications for the design of plastic components for use in sensitive flammable atmospheres.

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Davidson, J. L., Williams, T. J., Bailey, A. G. and Hearn, G. L. (2001) Characterisation of electrostatic discharges from insulating surfaces Journal of Electrostatics, 51 & 5

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: pp 374-380
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 256566
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256566
ISSN: 0304-3886
PURE UUID: 0365a941-4dae-4720-9804-9b1ebfd608bc

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Date deposited: 03 May 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:44

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Author: J. L. Davidson
Author: T. J. Williams
Author: A. G. Bailey
Author: G. L. Hearn

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