ESD stimulated ignition of metal powders

Ervin Beloni, Edward L. Dreizin

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A commercial ESD testing apparatus was modified with electrical and optical diagnostics to visualize ignited and cold particles ejected from the sample holder, obtain Joule heating energy, measure ignition delays and particle burn times, and correlate results. Experiments determined the fraction of spark energy dissipated in the powder. Several ignition criteria were used to interpret the experimental data. It is recommended that instead of commonly used Minimum Ignition Energy, measures of ignition sensitivity can be obtained from the burn times and the distance traveled by burning particles at a given spark energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium Proceedings 2010, EOS/ESD 2010
StatePublished - 2010
Event32nd Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium, EOS/ESD 2010 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2010Oct 8 2010

Publication series

NameElectrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0739-5159


Other32nd Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium, EOS/ESD 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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