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electrostatic discharge, ESD
The movement of static electricity from a non-conductive surface which can damage or destroy semiconductors and other circuit components.
Static electricity can build on paper, plastic, or other non-conductors and be discharged by human skin (a finger) contact.
It can also be created by scuffing or rubbing one's shoes on a carpet or by brushing a non-conductor.
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electrostatic discharge protection
The following methods can be used for protecting appliances and circuits against electrostatic discharges:
- Making surfaces on packages and containers for transporting vulnerable instruments conductive to prevent or to dissipate static buildup.
- Grounding conductive work surfaces.
- Requiring handlers to wear grounded, conductive wrist straps and conductive outer garments.
- Maintaining at least fifty percent relative humidity and active air ionization (static charges) in the work zone.
electrostatic discharge sensitivity
Susceptibility or sensitivity to the damage of a circuit or an appliance to damage or destruction by electrostatic discharges.